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
  • Hygiene
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Mental Wellness
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Sleep
  • 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 IN BASIC NEEDS JUSTICE FOR ALL

Food Resources 

Housing Information

TRANSPORTATION

HEALTHCARE

MENTAL WELLNESS

FINANCIAL AID

COMMUNITY

EMERGENCY NEEDS FOR STUDENTS WITH DEPENDENTS

sELF cARE

Cuesta Students can also access the SSSP HUB on their Canvas Dashboard for immediate access to resource information.  For help with resources not listed, please contact Donna Howard, 805-546-3192 or donna_howard1@cuesta.edu.