Basic Needs Resources
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With Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) from the U.S. Department of Education authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES or HEERF I) and continued through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA or HEERF II) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP or HEERF III), the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District (MSJC) continues to distribute emergency aid to students enrolled in classes at any of Mt. San Jacinto College's campuses and whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Any student enrolled at MSJC on or after March 13, 2020, the declared date of the pandemic, is eligible to apply for emergency aid. Students with the greatest financial need are given priority; however, students do not need to be eligible for federal financial aid to qualify. Any student, regardless of citizenship, income, and enrollment status, including undocumented and international students, may complete and submit an application.
Emergency funding can be requested to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operation due to COVID-19 and includes, but is not limited to, eligible expenses related to, housing, food, technology, supplies, transportation, fees, dependent care, tuition, health care, and other miscellaneous expenses.
APPLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION
HEERF funds will be distributed based on U.S. Department of Education eligibility criteria and need. The application will guide the institution in determining awards. Only students who submit an application and demonstrate a COVID-19 related need will be eligible for monies.
Funds are limited. Award amounts vary based on student needs with a maximum award of $3,000.
TIMELINE FOR DISTRIBUTION
Processing and verification of submitted applications will take approximately 3-4 weeks.
For questions, contact the Mt. San Jacinto College Financial Aid office email@example.com
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency or fear for your safely, call 911.
Additionally, 211 is a vital service that connects millions of people to help every year. To get expert, caring help, simply call 211 today or visit www.211.org
Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat.
Alternatives to Domestic Violence provides services to victims of domestic violence & their families in Riverside, Perris, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Lake Elsinore
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Food 4 Thought
MSJC is committed to helping food insecure students by offering food pantries on campus. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CalFresh benefits can help buy nutritious foods for a better diet. CalFresh benefits stretch food budgets, allowing individuals and families to afford nutritious food, including more fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods.
Interested in applying for CalFresh? Students and their families can still apply! Receive money every month to buy groceries.
Apply now at students.getcalfresh.org/s/ccc or call 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD)
Local Food Pantries
Valley Community Pantry
191 Columbia St.
Food distributions: Monday- Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm
Menifee Valley Cupboard
26808 Cherry Hills Blvd.
Menifee Residents only
Community Food Pantry of Murrieta
39493 Los Alamos Rd., Suite A
Homeland Food Pantry
31371 Highway 74
Distributions: Saturday 9am-11am
53 S. 6th St.
Distributions: Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm
Homeless Shelters etc.
Project Touch - (951) 677-9661
Valley Restart Shelter - (951) 766-7476
Housing Authority of Riverside County - (951) 351-0700
5555 Arlington Ave.
Utility Assistance Program - Community Action Partnership (CAP) Riverside
IEHP offers no-cost or low-cost health care coverage for low-income adults, families with children, seniors, and people with disabilities.
The Student Health Center is available to assist you in maintaining your physical and mental well-being. The Center provides health services, including consultations, wellness education, mental health counseling and referrals are available to all MSJC students that pay the Student Health Center Fee.
Crisis Text Line - text “Home” to 741741 for Mental Health Crises
Riverside County Mental Health Urgent Care - 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care Centers