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 resources and referrals for registered Gavilan College students including credit and non-credit students.
Click here to fill out the Basic Needs Referral Form
Gavilan College’s Care Team promotes student success by helping students, faculty, and staff cultivate a safe, supportive, and healthy learning and working environment by using the “See Something. Say Something. Do Something” approach.
Submit an Incident Report - It can be submitted anonymously: Care Team Incident/Referral Reporting Form
If you, someone you know, or someone you've observed is experiencing difficulty such as managing school work, stress at home or school, submitting an incident report may be the help you or they need.
Dreamers, AB540 & DACA Students
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 available to undocumented students.
Complete AB 540 Affidavit process to request eligibility for in state tuition and connect with our Financial Aid Office for more support.
Emotional Wellness Center
Gavilan students who are currently enrolled are eligible to receive up to eight (8) emotional wellness sessions per semester for FREE. Use the Emotional Wellness online request form to request an appointment. For additional resources please visit Student Health Services.
Food Support/Food PantryThe food pantry is open Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm and closed during food distribution days. Come visit us on the south end of the Library building in LI134!
Gavilan College's FREE drive through food distribution takes place twice a month. Open to all. Register for the food pantry and food drive-thru here. Food pick up- is in Parking Lot H.
This service is intended for currently enrolled students (must provide a G#) who are unable to drive to campus during one or both of the drive through food distributions each month. Fresh produce boxes are packed and shipped directly from the source and mailed to the mailing address you indicate.
Food Resource - Cal Fresh
Want to apply for CalFresh to see if you qualify for a monthly food grant? Apply online today and go to GetCalFresh.
Apply to the San Benito County Benefits or Santa Clara County Benefits.
Check out EatFresh for recipes on a budget, contact a dietician, find local farmer's markets and more!
Foster Youth Support
Are you currently, or have you been, in foster care?
At Gavilan College, we are committed to providing our Foster Youth with 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 live 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
You will be contact by a staff member for further information.
Immigration Legal Services
Students and employees are welcomed to attend any of our fall sessions and have access to an immigration lawyer for undocumented students and allies. Join us for the upcoming sessions
English sessions: @ 5pm
Spanish sessions @6pm
Zoom Meeting: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/96920818173
Laptop MIFI Hotspot, & Equipment
Gavilan College has a limited number of laptops and MiFi/hotspots to loan to students who need them to continue their classes. Students registered in courses for the current semester and needing a laptop and/or hotspot, please complete the Laptop/Hotspot Request form.
Note: Students should not come to campus for equipment pickup unless confirmation of laptop request has been received by phone or email from Gavilan staff.
Student Health Services
Our mission is to Improve the physical, mental, and social health of our students and to strengthen and inspire the well-being of the entire college community. See Covid-19 Protocols, Vaccination Information, Mental Health Services and more!
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