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2020 Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults: A National Conference
The Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults conference will explore emerging perspectives.
February 19-20, 2020 | National Alliance to End Homelessness, Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA
California Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance (CHEBNA) 2020 Summit: Advancing Student Success
CSU, CCC and UC systems will host students, staff, faculty, and community partners to explore the efforts of advancing basic needs.
February 6-7, 2020 | Intersegmental Basic Needs Summit
Spotlight on Student Wellness Ambassadors at Moreno Valley College
Being a Student Wellness Ambassador and a peer health educator at Moreno Valley College has opened up many opportunities. Before this program, not many students were well informed or equipped with resources on things like knowing the signs or how to cope with stress, and Mercedes Barbara is proud to have changed that during her year as a Student Ambassador at Moreno Valley College.
Mercedes Barbara, Student Wellness Ambassador
Spotlight on Student Wellness Ambassadors at Bakersfield College
The goal as a mental health ambassador was to create buzz and awareness about the different resources that are out there in our community, on and off campus. On May 3 as part of mental health awareness month, Bakersfield College and SHAWAC On May 3, 2019, Student Ambassadors hosted an event that gave a lot of cool gadgets and information to help relieve some stress. There were also some moments of truth when asking the students if they knew we had mental health counselors on campus and if they knew where it was located.
From Mataalofa Hubbard and Annette Brasher, Student Wellness Ambassadors, and Raymond Purcell, Advisor, at Bakersfield College
Spotlight on Student Wellness Ambassadors at College of the Canyons
Two Student Wellness Ambassadors shared their perspective on this new program: “The momentum that we feel in trying to get this movement started on campus is palpable, and watching our friends take the lead in networking with students and step into leadership roles has been inspiring.”
Words by Jessica Cabanos and Laura Praskin
What is CalFresh?
It’s a nutrition assistance program that helps you stretch your monthly budget to purchase healthy and nutritious food.
Supplemental assistance with food benefits (if eligible)
Be True and Be You
If you are, or think you might be LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and other identities), and going through a tough time, you’re not alone. Whether you’re trying to figure out your own identity or want to learn how to talk to others, it can be hard to know where to find support.
A Basic Mental Health Guide for LGTBQ Youth
- Wellness Central
- CCC Mental Health Services College Directory
- Each Mind Matters Resource Center
- Resources for Undocumented Students
- Student Wellness Ambassadors
- CalFresh Outreach
- At-Risk Online Suicide Prevention Training for Students