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Basic Needs

Welcome to the Basic Needs Center

Spring 2024 Announcements: Spring requests for emergency funding closed on Friday, May 10th at 4:30 pm.

Summer 2024 enrolled students will can apply for consideration beginning Monday, June 3rd, 2024.

The Basic Needs Center at Allan Hancock College is a centralized hub to support your academic success by connecting students with on-campus and community resources related to food, housing, health, technology access, childcare, and other resources.

Are you a student facing an unforeseen event or emergency? Or are you a Staff or Faculty working with a student in crisis?

Complete the Basic Needs Intake.
The Basic Needs Center does not assist with tuition fees. 

For support with school supplies, CalFresh, food, shelter resources, clothing, or hygiene, visit Building G-101, call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3927, or email If located at the Lompoc Valley Campus, the center will arrange delivery of services. 

Emergency fund requests have ended for Spring 2024.

*Summer 2024 enrolled students will be eligible to apply beginning Monday, June 3rd, 2024.


Money for groceries:

Apply for CalFresh today! As a student, you may be eligible to receive up to $291 for groceries every month. Apply through our personalized link or stop by Basic Needs for help applying. 

Contact Information

The Basic Needs Center
(805) 922-6966 ext. 3927

Basic Needs at Santa Maria Campus:
G-101 (inside Student Center)

Mon. - Thurs: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Basic Needs at Lompoc Valley Campus: 
(Contingent upon staffing availability)

Looking for more comprehensive services? Contact the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services or the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services.

Campus Locations:

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Lompoc Valley Center

Lompoc Valley Center

One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
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Santa Maria Campus

Santa Ynez Valley Center

2975 East Hwy 246 (SYVHS)
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3355
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