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Basic Needs

We learn as whole people. To learn effectively you must have basic security: a roof over your head, a safe place to sleep, enough food to eat. If you need assistance with any of these areas, Barstow Community College has staff dedicated to addressing your basic needs.  

BCC FOOD RESOURCES 

Barstow Community College is committed to fighting hunger and food insecurity on campus. According to John Burton’s Advocates for Youth, 2 in 3 students report experiencing food insecurity, where they are unable to provide enough food for each household member to live an active and healthy life. 

Special Programs and Services has opened a Food Pantry to address this need for all our students. The Food Pantry provides students with a variety of fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food items daily. In addition, the Food Pantry provides fresh fruits and vegetables at our weekly Produce Market. 

Students can receive Food Pantry services by coming to Special Programs and Services (located in the K Building at the center of campus) to receive breakfast and lunch items daily as well as non-perishable pantry items once per week. In addition, students can visit our weekly Produce Market located inside the Viking Grill Cafeteria every Thursday from 2-5pm to receive frozen food items and fresh, healthy produce! 

If you need assistance or have additional questions, please reach out to Special Programs & Services at supportservices@barstow.edu or (760) 252-6801.  

Together we can work to end food insecurity on our campus.  

 

BCC HOUSING SUPPORTS 

Having a place to call home is an essential part of a student’s success. A study by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice found that 19% of California community college students have been homeless in the past year and 60% have experienced recent housing insecurity. To address this need, Barstow Community College is proud to introduce the Homeless and Housing Insecurity Program (HHIP). The Homeless and Housing Insecurity Program (HHIP) is dedicated to assisting students who require stable housing, that way they can successfully work towards receiving a college degree.  

Some of the services HHIP provides include: 

College Focused Rapid Rehousing Services 

College Focused Rapid Rehousing services provides flexible rental subsidies and supportive services to assist individuals experiencing homelessness to return to permanent housing and complete educational goals as quickly as possible. Other services include everything from utility arrears to furnishings, move in costs, and employment development. 

Eligibility: Student must be a currently enrolled Barstow Community College student and meet the HHIP definition of homeless or housing insecure.  

Housing Stabilization

Housing Stabilization Services provides students and their dependents who are at imminent risk of homelessness with time limited financial assistance and housing stabilization services necessary to maintain their current housing; OR find new housing to avoid becoming homeless and entering the emergency shelter system. Stabilization Services shall not exceed 6 months.  

Eligibility: Student must be a currently enrolled Barstow Community College student and meet the HHIP definition of homeless or housing insecure.  

Shared Housing Services 

Shared Housing Services provides students who are unrelated adults the ability to cohabitate in a single dwelling unit. These opportunities offer financial, social, and other advantages to participants, service providers, and the broader community. 

Eligibility: Student must be a currently enrolled Barstow Community College student and meet the HHIP definition of homeless or housing insecure.  

Emergency Housing Grants 

Emergency Housing Grants are one-time grants up to a determined amount per student that are necessary to secure housing or to prevent the imminent loss of housing. 

Eligibility: Student must be a currently enrolled Barstow Community College student and meet the HHIP definition of homeless or housing insecure.  Completed a minimum of 6 units with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.  

If you need assistance or have additional questions, please reach out to housinginsecurity@barstow.edu