This guide provides information and resources for faculty at colleges and universities to set up and successfully run their own emergency aid programs, including information on the FAST Fund model as one successful example of how faculty-run programs work.
Health & Wellness ResourcesThese health and wellness resources are an extensive, curated collection of tools and resources. The library includes external resources as well as resources that were developed under CCC Health & Wellness or submitted by the colleges. Search by keyword, topic, and/or audience.
Beyond the Food Pantry: Spreading the Word – Supporting Students’ Basic Needs with a Syllabus Statement
The persistent underutilization of campus support services is a challenge facing institutions wishing to support students’ basic needs. Campus food pantries and emergency aid programs, for example, tend to serve only a small fraction of food-insecure students on campus. While … read more
This brief, the first in the Beyond the Food Pantry series, explains how advocates can support students by increasing access to SNAP.
Each year the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development directs over $380 million to California to address homelessness via 38 local Continuums of Care (CoCs). CoCs coordinate local providers working to combat homelessness, yet there is too often a … read more
Pediatrician Dr. Dayna Long and family medicine physician Dr. Erika Roshanravan share the benefits of providing trauma-informed care via telehealth and practices that primary care and behavioral health providers can use to build and strengthen connections to patients and improve … read more
Through funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), a generous gift from the Kroger Foundation, and a partnership with CSU Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities, the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) is working to raise awareness and … read more
With the launch of the Homeless Youth Handbook, advocates and California youth who are unhoused, precariously housed, or transitioning out of homelessness have gained a major new set of legal resources. A multi-year, multi-state pro bono initiative by Baker McKenzie … read more
California’s Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council White Paper Addressing College Student Homelessness
The paper recommends investing in rapid rehousing programs, college-focused bridge housing, and other housing interventions targeting homeless students; creating incentives for homeless coordinated entry systems to co-locate on college campuses; including representatives from post-secondary education on the HCFC advisory board; … read more
The purpose of this All County Letter (ACL) is to provide County Welfare Departments (CWDs) with additional clarification on current CalFresh student eligibility rules, key definitions, and an expanded list of programs that qualify a student for an exemption from … read more
Website of the US Department of Agriculture offers tips for eating healthy foods on a budget, daily food plans, sample menus and recipes, and various tools and resources for good nutrition.
In this video, Jillian Sitjar (Higher Education Program Manager) and Leconte Lee (Communications Manager) highlight housing tips for higher education professionals working with college students experiencing homelessness in the wake of COVID-19.
CUFBA was created to support existing and new campus food banks and pantries. They provide a food pantry startup toolkit, fundraising toolkit, and more.
Connecting Students to the Homelessness Response System & Addressing Housing Instability: 10 Practical Strategies for California Institutions of Post-Secondary Education
This publication outlines ten strategies campuses can adopt to connect their students experiencing homelessness to the local homelessness response system, and support their homeless students on campus.
Covered California is where Californians can get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sponsored by Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services.
Free app designed to provide coping tools and support resources to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government-developed (US Department of Veterans Affairs).
Compiled by CIYJA staff, the resource guide includes general information on COVID-19, statewide resources, and regional resources.
Experts from the I, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and the Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) will share more the about the Supreme Court decision, its impact on DACA recipients, next steps recipients can take in light of the decision, and … read more
The APA Deep Poverty Initiative establishes ongoing collaboration between psychological science and the public and private sectors through advocacy efforts, user-friendly science-based resources and partnerships to effect population-level change. APA produced five videos to support critical thinking about deep poverty, … read more
Non-profit organization that offers community outreach services and advocacy for disabled veterans.
Urban.org created a Data dashboard by county with 2017 date on food insecurity and other data points of relevance to California’s community colleges. This dashboard equips counties with data about their food insecurity levels and related risk factors, identifies cross-cutting … read more