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Meeting your needs. Promoting your success.

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Open in COM 319
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The mission of the Student Basic Needs Center is to provide information and resources to combat the hardships which adversely affect the ability of JCCC students to complete their academic, professional, and personal development objectives.

We are here to empower you, so you can focus on being healthy, successful and less stressed. The center is a safe, friendly place to meet your basic needs. Your mental and physical well-being is paramount.

If you are experiencing food or housing insecurity, or other hardships, stop by COM 319 and visit with our helpful staff. If you know someone who needs a helping hand, tell them about our services or come with them for support.

Cav Cupboard (food pantry)

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A resource for supplemental food, school supplies and hygiene products for currently enrolled JCCC students and their families.

  • Bring your JCCC ID or an alternate form of photo identification
  • Get up to 15 items (maximum of 5 protein sources and 8 personal care items) twice a week
  • Fill your backpack with school supplies

Additional Resources

Equipment Loan Program

JCCC loans laptops and WiFi hotspots at no charge to students currently enrolled in credit courses.

  • The supply of equipment is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Housing Assistance

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Find a place to call home.

  • Information for students who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Find tips for researching and securing housing


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Find reliable transportation to and from campus.

Career Closet

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Look and feel confident.

Social Services Support

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Get advice and help with applications for federal programs.

  • Assistance and advice about securing childcare, medical and dental care, legal assistance and handling emergencies
Need to succeed? The Student Center has it all!