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The Student Basic Needs Center is here to empower you to focus on being healthy, successful and less stressed. The center is a safe, friendly place to meet your basic needs. At JCCC, the mental and physical well-being of our students is paramount.

If you’re a student 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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Stock up on food, school supplies and personal hygiene products.

  • 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

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!