Mental Health and Support Resources

Questions? Contact Faculty and Staff Assistance Program


Take advantage of UCSF and external resources for additional support.

Support and resource topics

Shelters and crisis lines

UC Emergency Loan Program

The UC Emergency Loan Program (Employee Emergency Loan Fund Policy, E-526-48), that FSAP used to manage, ended in 2013. In lieu of offering this program internally, the University has contracted with two external credit unions who will provide a similar program to UC employees. The two credit unions are University Credit Union and USE Credit Union. Both suppliers have UC-negotiated interest rates, are in complete compliance with the Truth in Lending requirements, and will provide online application tools for employees to directly apply for emergency loans.

Any UC employee seeking an emergency loan may contact these two external suppliers:

University Credit Union Contact Phone Number: 800-UCU-4510 or 800-828-4510 Contact Email: [email protected] Loan Application URL:

USE Credit Union Contact Phone Number: 866-873-4968 Contact Email: [email protected] Loan Application URL:

Additional financial resources

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank provides emergency assistance, weekly groceries and free food pantries in various San Francisco neighborhoods and elsewhere in the Bay Area. You may access these programs, by calling 211 (toll-free) or by using the links provided below for both 211 and the SF-Marin food locator.

Call toll-free: 211

These local therapy clinics offer psychotherapy on a sliding scale.