Basic Needs Support
Serving the Whole Student
El Centro refers to the most essential resources required to thrive as a student, which includes access to nutritious food, stable housing, wellness, and financial wellness resources. We provide resrouces and referrals for registered Gavilan College students including credit and non-credit students.
Need help? Fill out the Basic Needs Referral Form for Food Assistance, Homeless or Housing Insecure Assistance, Foster Youth, Formerly Incarcerated Support
Gavilan College, we are committed to providing all students with the level of services and support they need. The EOPS Program Office at Gavilan College serves as a central point for access to a full spectrum of services to undocumented students.
Register for the food pantry and food drive-thru here. Food Distributions are open to the community; occur every 1st Thursday and 3rd Thursday of every month. Food pick up is in Parking Lot H. Follow instructions to pick up food.
Are you currently, or have you been, in foster care? At Gavilan College, we are committed to providing our Foster Youth in the level of services and support they need. Through our partnership with campus staff and resources, we can help you develop an academic, career, and personal plan that will help you achieve your lifelong goals.
Do you have a past with incarceration? We want to help you earn your degree. Higher Aspirations Initiative is a new program designed for and together with students and staff affected by incarceration and is geared toward the successful entry and completion of Formerly Incarcerated adults.
Are you in need of assistance to pay rent/mortgage? Did you or someone you life with lose their job or lost hours due to the pandemic? Are you in the process of moving and need help a night stay in a hotel or need help to pay for a moving truck? See if you qualify for assistance by completing the referral form.