Basic Needs Center
Welcome to the Basic Needs Center!
Please submit the basic needs request form below. Due to the volume of requests, appointment availability may be up to two weeks.
We support with all the essential resources needed to not only survive, but thrive here at Cuesta College. A resource sheet is provided to assist you as a student.
After you submit the Basic Needs Support Form below, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. You must be currently enrolled in order to receive Basic Needs programs and services. You may only submit a maximum of two requests per term.
Please follow the steps below to receive Basic Needs support:
Step 1: Click below to access and complete form.
Step 2: You will be contacted to schedule an appointment to review your request.
Please note: the Basic Needs Support Form will close on Wednesday December 13th for Fall Term. The form will re-open on Tuesday January 16th.
If you have an emergency situation, please email email@example.com. There are also many resources in the community such as Transitions Mental Health, Housing Authority of SLO, and the SLO Food Bank. We look forward to resuming services in Spring Term.
What are Basic Needs?
We define Basic Needs as the essential resources that impact your holistic health, belonging, persistence, and overall well-being. It is an interconnected ecosystem that includes:
- Nutritious Food
- Stable Housing
- Mental Wellness
- Financial Sustainability
- Emergency Needs for Students with Dependents
As such, we refuse to accept hunger, homelessness, and all other basic needs injustices as part of our college and community.
WE BELIEVE BASIC NEEDS is JUSTICE FOR ALL