How we can help VC students.

We offer both in person and online services to all Ventura College students!

The Basic Needs Center assists students with CalFresh applications, food insecurity, housing referrals, transportation assistance, and referrals to other campus services.  For more information, visit Our Services or complete the Student Interest Form and one of our staff will reach out to you with help. 

What's new in the Basic Needs Center?

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NEW!!! Online Video Chat is Available!

Have a question or looking for help with one of our services?  Click the link below and get online assistance through a Zoom breakout room.   Drop in during these dates and hours and receive assistance with CalFresh applications, housing referrals, and any of our other services.

Mondays - 4pm - 6pm

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Our Zoom Video Chat sessions are set up with a waiting room.  When you join, you will first be placed in a waiting room.  When a Basic Needs staff member is ready to assist you, you will be let into the break-out room for one-on-one assistance.   If you have not been helped within 10 minutes, please call the Basic Needs Center at (805) 289-6583.