About Us

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.

Office is located in the BCS Building (Next to Financial Aid Computer Lab)


Basic Needs Office Regular Office Hours


       Fall 2019 Semester


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


12:00 PM to 6:30 PM*


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


12:00 PM to 5:00 PM*


8:30 AM to 12:00 PM


*Please note Basic Needs services are offered at the Ventura College East Campus (VCEC) 

VCEC Hours

Second Tuesday of the Month

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Fourth Thursday of the Month

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Hours are subject to change without notice.



Email to schedule appointment  Basic Needs Department or call 805-289-6583

Schedule subject to change without notice.