Basic Needs Center

Welcome to the VC Basic Needs Center!

Our mission is to provide students with the support programs and resources necessary to meet their basic needs, so students can focus on their academic success.  Ventura College is committed to providing an educational environment that fosters compassion and respect, welcomes diversity and supports students in various circumstances, including students experiencing housing and food insecurities.

What are Basic Needs?

Basic Needs refers to the food, stable housing, and wellness security of our students at Ventura College as well as community members. We have created support programs and resources that can assist our students in meeting their basic needs and promoting their academic success. Basic needs security has been shown to have a direct impact on the mental-emotional-physical health, wellness, academic performance, professional development, and holistic success of our students. The Ventura College Basic Needs Center looks to increase accessibility to food, housing, mental wellness along with financial resources.

Basic Needs Food and Essential Services
Helping hands
Homeless Student Services
Mental Health Matters
Mental Health Resources
People getting on bus
Transportation Resources
Housing Referrals

How can we help?

Complete the Student Interest Form and tell us what services you want more information about.  One of our staff will reach out to you with help.