Basic Needs

In response to COVID-19, the Basic Needs Office is closed to all in-person visits. Students can access our services through our website, by phone, or email.  

Basic Needs Logo

Welcome to the VC Basic Needs Office!

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 Office looks to increase accessibility to food, housing, mental wellness along with financial resources.  

Contact the Basic Needs office today to see how we can help you!


Visit our FOOD PANTRY page for information on upcoming drive-thru pantry events.

Food Pantry Event hosted by Basic Needs Office


staff helping at pantry event