In the last year, two-thirds of community colleges experienced food insecurity, one-half experienced housing insecurity, and one in seven experienced homelessness (Wisconsin HOPE Lab). More and more colleges are recognizing the impact of unmet basic needs on student wellness and success.
Addressing Basic Needs Insecurity
In response to these needs, CCC are spearheading innovative and effective practices such as food pantries, community partnerships, service enrollment, and more. The CCCCO and the Foundation are committed to supporting CCC in developing basic needs awareness, resources, and systems. Several resources have been created under CCC Health & Wellness to support these efforts.