About Social Services

specialty, compassionate counselingSocial Services is comprised of a team of multidisciplinary and multicultural professional counselors, dietitians and support staff. 

The 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. To insure a coordinated approach to a student’s overall care, Social Services staff may collaborate with other medical, mental health or administrative staff from UHS. Counselors may also, with student consent, help facilitate arrangements with academic departments and assist with referrals to campus offices and the community.

Contact Us

UHS Tang Center, Social Services
2nd floor, Room 2280
2222 Bancroft Way #2280
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: (510) 642-6074

>>Meet the Social Services staff
>>Emergency/Crisis

SoS Satellite Office at University Village (UVA)

Zenaida Hernandez, LCSW is a  Clinical Social Worker with an office at UVA. She provides brief counseling, crisis intervention and support, clinical case management, as well as community referrals for resources that residents may need. She also holds drop-in hours at the Student Parent Center at the César E. Chávez Student Center on campus. Zenaida is at UVA on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and has drop-in hours at the Student Parent Center on Wednesdays. You may contact her at 510-520-7031.