Basic Needs Resources

Welcome to our Basic Needs Resource Page!

basic needs chartBasic Needs are the conditions and resources you need to survive and thrive as you learn at Reedley College. These needs can include but are not limited to getting help with food, housing, clothing, finances and access to wellness and mental health services. 

Did you know that 40% of Reedley College students need help with food and 60% have needed help with housing? 

We are here to help you with information and resources. If you need help, check out the resources below. If you would like to connect with someone to learn how we can help you have your basic needs met so you can stay in college and advance your education let us know.


Prospective and returning students (individuals who are not currently taking classes), please complete the Basic Needs Referral Form and a representative from Reedley College will follow up with you.

Current Reedley College students should use Starfish to make an appointment to meet with a counselor and get connected with resources.

 

CalFresh Resources

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Health Resources

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The Reedley College Health Services Office is available to help with many health related questions you may have.

Technology Help

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  • If you need help with a computer, Internet access, or other accessories, reach out to the RC Technology Department.
  • Comcast is providing low cost Internet service through their Internet Essentials Program.
  • Students are also encouraged to come to campus, park and use the college Wi-Fi from their cars (Parking Lots B & D).

Financial assistance, School Materials and fees, or Licensing and Certification Fees

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The Upward Mobility Pathways program provides assistance in connecting to resources. For more information, use Starfish to make an appointment to speak with the Upward Mobility Pathways (UMP) Counselor Nancy Rodriguez.

Other Resources and Assistance

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  • 2-1-1 is an Information and Referral Helpline that gets people connected with resources, services and opportunities. Call 211 to speak with a live, highly trained service professional in your area. 
  • MAP Multi-Agency Access Program: MAP is a free service offered to all people living in Fresno County.  It provides a single point of entry to help identify the needs of each individual or family, facilitates access to services, and links individuals to services relating to social and health services, public benefits, housing, and other immediate necessities to allow individuals and families to live more fulfilling lives.

Domestic Violence Resources

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If you or someone you know needs help to get safe or stay safe from an abusive relationship, contact information the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) which is a 24/7/635 hotline and confidential chat feature.

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