Basic Needs

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Monday 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM*
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM*
Friday 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

*Please note Basic Needs services are offered at the VCEC in Santa Paula on the second Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and the fourth Thursday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00 pm.

Closed for lunch from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Hours are subject to change without notice.

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.

If you need to contact the Basic Needs Department please email us at Basic Needs Office or call: 805-289-6583.

We are located in the BCS building.