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. 

10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 370 061 8093

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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

[TUES] 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

[FRI] Zoom Meeting Link:  https://berkeley-hipaa.zoom.us/j/96016087437

Meeting ID: 960 1608 7437

*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

Do you have questions about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant? Get them answered with the assistance of a Housing Counselor from the Berkeley Rent Board!

From 10am - 12pm on Th 10/1, Th 11/5, & Th 12/3 and

From 2-4pm on Th 10/15 & Th 11/19

Zoom Meeting Link:

First Thursday from 12-2pm (10/1, 11/5, 12/3):

https://zoom.us/j/97562788365?pwd=WFBRNXJlQ1pNMHBxVmt0Nlc0aDRFUT09 

Meeting ID: 975 6278 8365

Passcode: CAL RENT

Third Thursday from 2-4pm (10/15, 11/19):

https://zoom.us/j/96528929751?pwd=bXdiMTZyVmxTOWlobHdkTDB3M2Z5Zz09 

Meeting ID: 965 2892 9751

Passcode: CAL RENT

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Berkeley Student Cooperative

Learn more about affordable cooperative housing options for university students.

Fridays from 11 am - 12 pm

Meeting ID: 545 432 5431
Passcode: 8L2B

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, 10/7, 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.