Welcome to Student Advocacy & Care, formerly Student Social Services. Our Mission is to provide students with interventions, education, and access to resources which empower them to address barriers relative to academic progress and personal success.  We're a team of social workers dedicated to supporting UMSL students, regardless of need, to help drive their success. 

For Fall 2021, we will be available to serve you in a variety of ways that protect your and our safety and health. We know that your time and energy is limited and we will be diligent and efficient in our work with you. At this time, all meetings with a campus social worker will be held virtually via Zoom or phone. United Way 211 is a great place to start as begin to you identify your needs or you can reach out to our team directly - it's what we are here for!


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Our Team is Here for You 

  • Case Management 
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • On-Campus Food Resources
  • Student Parent Resources
  • Health Risk Prevention  
  • Navigating Public Assistance 
  • Assistance Finding Other Resources
  • Student Referrals from Faculty and Staff

Would any of these resources and services drive your success? Asking for help can be hard; we are here to support you, help you problem-solve, advocate for you, and empower you. Click HERE to request help.

Who We Are

Our highly skilled team consists of two full-time social workers, Robin Kimberlin and Shereka Kemp, and a team of practicum students. We are ready to connect you to the resources you need and dedicated to your success. 

Meet Our Team