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).  To accomplish this, the college has created support programs and resources that assist our students in meeting their basic needs and promoting their academic success. The Basic Needs Office assists students with locating sufficient housing, applying for CalFresh, and accessing bus transportation.


The Basic Needs Office provides the following services:

1. Food Pantry

2. CalFresh Application Assistance (formerly known as SNAP)

3. Housing Referrals

4. Transportation Assistance

5. Services for Homeless Students

6. Mental Health and Wellness Referrals

Stop by our office in person (located in the BCS Building), email to schedule appointment  Basic Needs Department or call 805-289-6583.