Basic needs

This page provides a number of resources to help meet survivors' basic needs, such as safe and stable housing, food, hygiene, transportation, healthcare, and financial sustainability.

Campus resources

  • Basic Needs Center [Serves students]
    • Provides and connects students to education, prevention and emergency relief programs in the core areas of basic needs: food security, housing security and financial stability.
    • Students can access support by completing the Assistance Form
    • Location: Lower level of ASUC MLK Jr. Student Union (BNorth), Suite 72 located at 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA.
    • Email:
  • PATH to Care Center [Confidential] [Serves students, staff, faculty, and visitors]
    • PATH to Care confidential advocates can help survivors connect with shelter, transportation to and from medical care or court, and other basic needs.
    • For urgent confidential support 24/7, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005.
    • For appointments, call the office line at 510-642-1988.
  • Student Financial Aid & Scholarships [Serves students]

    • Helps students and parents navigate financial aid processes, and counsels students so they understand their options and feel empowered to make the best choices to manage their financial lives.

    • For online advising, create a case online at any time.
  • UCPD
    • A full-service state law enforcement agency with primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the UC campus and associated university properties. UCPD can provide transportation to and from medical care and/or court.
    • 24/7 emergency phone line: 510-642-3333
    • 24/7 non-emergency phone line: 510-642-6760

Local resources

The following organizations may provide basic needs services, including housing, food, healthcare services, economic stability, and more. Please contact the organization directly to get more information. Some organizations may specialize in serving people of certain identities.

  • Asian Women's Shelter (Specializing in supporting survivors of Pan-Asian backgrounds but welcomes all survivors.)
    • 24/7 crisis line: 1-877-751-0880
  • Narika (Specializes in supporting South Asian survivors but serves all survivors)
    • Confidential toll-free helpline: 1-800-215-7308
  • Shimtuh(Specializes in working with East Asian communities)

    • Toll-free Korean navigation phone line: 1 (844) 828-2254
    • English phone line: (510) 788-3271
  • My Sister's House (Specializes in Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved survivors).

    • 24-Hour Multilingual Help Line: (916) 428-3271

Please note that lists resources for the purpose of helping people who have been impacted by SVSH know their options for resources. The listing of any resource not affiliated with the University of California on this website does not constitute an endorsement of any resource by the UC. The University of California is not responsible for the services of an external resource. 

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