Drop-In Services

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Get support from our partners through the Basic Needs Center, no appointment necessary!

Hours subject to change, check our calendar below for updated hours.

*All services are being provided virtually until further notice due to COVID-19.

Food

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CalFresh Application Support

Need support on your CalFresh application or SAR7? Get help from a certified Alameda County Community Food Bank CalFresh worker to walk you through the application process.

Mondays & Wednesdays from 12 pm - 4 pm. 

Sign up for an appointment here.

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CalFresh Appeal Clinics

If your CalFresh benefits were denied or delayed, you can receive help from the Food Justice Project to file for an appeal. More info soon!

Every other Monday from 6pm - 8pm

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UHS Nutrition Counseling

Meet with a registered dietitian for a free 15 minute nutrition counseling session! Discussion topics can include, but are not limited to: stress eating, eating on a budget, and meal planning. 

Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fridays from 10 - 11 am

Zoom Meeting Link*: https://berkeley-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94695796873

You can also join by phone at 888-475-4499 (US Toll-Free) and input meeting ID 946 9579 6873

*Zoom waiting room feature is enabled to protect the privacy and confidentiality of students during a consultation; therefore, there may be additional wait time prior to speaking with the counselor.

Housing

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Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board

Meet a rent board housing counselor to get support around your rights as a tenant. More info coming soon!

Every other Thursday from 12 pm - 2 pm

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Berkeley Student Cooperative

[SUSPENDED] Learn more about affordable cooperative housing options for university students.

Financial Support

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Financial Aid

Need financial aid counseling related to your housing or food needs? 

Email our Financial Aid Counselors Andrea and Shellaine at andrea.silas@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) and shellaine.gallego@berkeley.edu to sign up for an appointment.

Tuesdays & Fridays from 10 am - 1 pm

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Bears for Financial Success

Meet with a financial wellness peer educator to help you budget, manage debt, and more.

Fridays from 10 am - 12 pm

Zoom Meeting Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/94820378634

Hosted by Brandy Hoang, a financial wellness peer educator from BFFS!

Mental Health

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Let's Talk Counseling

Informal and brief consults with a mental health provider from University Health Services. A great opportunity to learn coping skills, explore the benefits of counseling, and learn more about the mental health resources available at Cal.

Wednesday from 2  - 4 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 959-8606-8131
Zoom waiting room feature is enabled to protect the privacy and confidentiality of students during a consultation; therefore, there may be additional wait time prior to speaking with the counselor.
*Drop-in will not be available on 9/30, 11/11, 11/25.
*Last day for drop-in hours for Fall '20 will be 12/16.

Meet Erin!

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Erin O'Connor (she/her) is a clinical social worker for UC Berkeley Social Services, a counseling unit in the Tang Center, where she provides support to students who have experienced trauma and health-related concerns. She believes in holistic wellness and strives to create a space where students of all identities feel empowered.