Student Basic Needs

Basic Needs Hub

Your One-Stop Shop for Student Success

Don't let outside challenges hold you back from achieving your academic goals. Golden West College has resources to support you to overcome challenges outside the classroom, from food insecurity and housing issues to financial difficulties. 

Get the Support You Need, Fast:

  • Food & Essentials: The Stand provides free groceries and resources to help fight food insecurity.
  • Financial Assistance: Explore grants and resources to help manage expenses like childcare and housing (6+ units enrolled at GWC).
  • Campus & Community Help: Our Student Services team connects you with on-campus and community resources tailored to your needs.

Don't wait! Visit The Stand or contact Student Services today! The caring team at the Basic Needs Center is here to help you get back on track and achieve your academic goals.

Facing unexpected financial challenges?

Get the Support You Need - Apply Now!

  • Fast response: Complete the quick and easy Basic Needs Request form. We'll get back to you within 2 business days.
  • Personalized assistance: Our intake specialist will meet with you to understand your situation and recommend resources to help.
  • Campus and community support: We'll connect you with resources on campus and in the community to get the help you need.
  • Basic Needs Center access: Get access to essential items and support services at the Basic Needs Center.
  • Groceries from The Stand: Receive groceries from The Stand food pantry to help you stay nourished.
  • Need Clothing? We Can Help! If you're facing a temporary clothing need, we offer emergency clothing to Golden West College students. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the Basic Needs intake form.
  • Need diapers, wipes, or baby supplies? If you need help with diapers, wipes, or a breastmilk cooler bag, please fill out the Basic Needs intake form.

Don't let financial worries hold you back! Apply for the Basic Needs Grant and focus on your studies.

Please complete the form below if you need grant assistance for child care or housing and are enrolled in 6 + units (at GWC). Once you've completed the form, click the "Submit" button, and Yasmin Bravo will be in touch within (5-10) days via email for next steps. At this time, we are no longer accepting requests as we have exhausted all available funds. Please feel free to return to this form during the Fall 2024 semester. If you are facing an unexpected emergency such as an eviction notice, please fill out the Basic Needs Intake Request form. At this time, we will be providing community resources and referrals only. 

The following resource book includes resources available on-campus and throughout our surrounding community. Basic Needs Center - Resource Directory [PDF]


Contact Us

For assistance or additional information, please contact

Recreation Building, Room 100

Phone Number:
(714) 892-7711 ext. 58160


Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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