Emotional Support


If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment, please know that there are trained and caring professionals at UC Berkeley who are available to offer support , if you wish. Every question you have is valid and important.
Advocacy and support for staff, faculty, and students is available through the the PATH to Care Center (confidential). Students may also access the Social Services unit at the Tang Center, and Staff and Faculty may receive support at Employee Assistance (formerly CARE Services) also at Tang. 
PATH to Care Center (for students)
  • Who? The PATH to Care Center provides affirming, empowering, and confidential support for those who have experienced gendered violence, including: sexual harassment, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. Advocates bring a non-judgmental, caring approach to exploring all options, rights, and resources.

  • What? The PATH to Care Center provides holistic support, helping victims/survivors to access resources related to any aspect of life that is impacted by sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, or harassment. Services are provided at free-of-charge. It can accompany them to appointments, including medical, legal, administrative, and academic appointments. 

  • Where? You can reach the PATH to Care Center at (510) 642-1988.

Social Services (for students)
  • Who? Social Services provides confidential counseling support to students impacted by sexual assault, stalking, harassment, and relationship or other violence. To see our full range of services go to our website.

  • What? Social Services staff will assess a student’s immediate needs, whether they are medical, academic, legal, emotional, financial, or family-related. The staff then works with the student to develop a plan to meet those needs. They also offer student groups and workshops, including a group for sexual assault survivors. 

  • Where? You can reach Social Services at (510) 642-6074 and at the 2nd Floor of the Tang Center, Room 2280.

Be Well at Work Employee Assistance

  • Who? Be Well at Work Employee Assistance is the campus faculty and staff assistance program providing free, confidential problem assessment and referral for UC Berkeley faculty and staff. It is also the employee assistance program for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Employee Assistance also provides free and confidential consultation and training services for faculty and staff management and campus administration related to problems that impact workplace functioning. 

  • What? Employee Assistance offers problem assessment, crisis intervention, and referral to community resources

  • Where? You can reach Employee Assistance at (510) 643-7754.



University Health Services offers students after-hours emergency consultation with a counselor 
and crisis resource referrals by calling (855) 817-5667.