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Alex Barnes, MSW
Director of Basic Needs

Crisis Hotlines

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Go here for quick access to crisis hotline numbers.

Emergency Funds

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Do you need money immediately for things like housing, childcare, transportation or food? Emergency funding may be available to you.


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Do you need a bite to eat or need groceries for your family? Learn more about the food-providing resources available to you.

Health and Wellness

Do you need low-cost healthcare or access to mental health providers? Learn more about the medical health, mental health, and wellness resources available to you.

Housing and Utilities

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Do you need a place to live or are having issues paying rent? Learn more about temporary housing, re-housing programs, and rental and utility assistance.

Legal Support

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Do you need to find a lawyer or need help with legal issues? Learn more about lawyers, getting assistance with your taxes, re-entry programs, and transition services available to you.

Money and Employment

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Do you need money for college or are looking for a job? Learn more about financial aid, cash assistance, budgeting help, employment resources and other assistance available to you.

Technology Assistance

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Do you need access to technology for your classes? Learn more about low-cost and free resources for computers, internet and other technology needs.


Do you need to get around town or to campus? Learn more about bus passes and transit assistance, driver’s licenses, and rental bikes.

Childcare and Parent Support

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Do you need to find resources to support you as a parent while you attend school?

Military and Veteran Resources

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Are you looking for organizations in our area who assist and benefit servicemembers, veterans and their families?

LGBTQIA+ Resources

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Are you looking for LGBTQIA+ resources for yourself, a family member, or friend?