Care Closet Resources

The Berkeley Hillel Community Care Closet aims to bridge the gap between students in the Berkeley and Berkeley Hillel communities and basic necessities. This closet is free and open to students seeking hygiene products, non-perishable foods, and other essentials. The Closet is located on the 1st floor, across from the women’s restroom.

Have items to donate? Questions about the Care Closet? Reach out to Avital at

Other Local Resources Available:

  • Hagar, Berkeley Wellness
    • Free, confidential, one-on-one counseling sessions
    • Email
  • Berkeley Free Clinic 
    • Limited services during COVID-19
      • Safe drug use resources, syringe access programs
      • Tuberculosis, HIV, STD prevention and testing
      • Dental screenings
      • Peer Counseling and Resource navigation
  • Dorothy Day House 
    • Food and hygiene products 
    • Assistance with housing 
  • Path To Care 
    • Resources and hotline for campus sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and dating or relationship violence.
    • 24/7 Urgent Support Line 510-643-2005
  • UC Berkeley Basic Needs Center 
    • Located in the ASUC MLK Student Union 
      • Resources to meet gaps in housing needs (short term emergency housing, housing resource resources,  emergency fund apply here )
      • Food pantry (68 MLK, BNorth)
      • CalFresh support (Federal food program for college students to purchase groceries)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 
    • Local Berkeley suicide prevention hotline 415-781-0500
  • Berkeley Hillel Kosher Hot Meals
    • Wednesday Night BBQ  (most Wednesdays at the Hillel building, 6PM)
    • Friday Night Shabbat (most Fridays at the Hillel building, 7:00PM)