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Basic Needs

Welcome to the Basic Needs Center

Spring 2024 Announcements: Welcome back students! Due to the high volume of applications, the Basic Needs Center will contact you about your application within 72 hours. If it is an emergency, please complete the intake and contact the Basic Needs Center. 

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. 


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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