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Basic Needs

Welcome to the Basic Needs Center

Fall 2023 Announcements: Thursday, November 27th- Applications will close November 30th. Applications recieved by last day of fall classes, will be reviewed through Wednesday, December 6th, 2023.  Review and processing of applications will resume Tuesday, January 16, 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? Refer them to Basic Needs through our Basic Needs Intake Form:

Please note: Due to end of the semester, the Basic Needs Center will not be processing for Emergency Funding during winter session. The Basic Needs Intake Form will be closed on Thursday, November 30th (the last day of fall classes).

The application will reopen for Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2023.  Processing of applications will begin January 16th.

For emergency food or shelter resources, please contact Basic Needs at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3927.


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.
*Closed Tuesdays from 10:15 am - 11:30 am for Team Meetings

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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Santa Maria Campus

Vandenberg SFB Center
641 Utah Ave, Bldg. 13640, Rm. 216
Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA 93437, 1-805-734-3500

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