Resources For and About Students Experiencing Hunger or Homelessness
About this Guide
This guide provides information for and about hungry or homeless students, as well as links to related support, financial resources, legal resources, and frequently asked questions (FAQ).
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SBCC’s Mission Statement
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
Food Pantry and Food Share
Homeless Students Access to Shower Facilities
SBCC Financial Aid
Success for Homeless Youth in Higher Education Act
Paper Writing Assistance
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- Credo Reference – Encyclopedias, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, and other reference books
- Library Catalog (books+) – Search SBCC’s library catalog to find print books and online ebooks.
To find articles from periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and academic journals), search the library databases below:
- Academic Search Complete – Magazine and journal articles
- CQ Researcher – Pro/con articles on current events
- Newspapers – National and international newspapers
Santa Barbara Public Library:
- Santa Barbara Public Library – Many public library resources are available without having a library card, including computer access, wifi, using print and digital materials in the library, reference service, and library programs and events. Please explore the website above to learn more about resources and services available at SBPL.
- Getting a Public Library Card – You will need a library card to check out library materials or access digital library materials outside of the public library. Patrons must have a photo ID and be able to receive mail to apply for a public library card. People without a fixed address can receive mail through the United States Post Office using General Delivery.
American Library Association:
- City of Santa Barbara: Basic Needs
- City of Santa Barbara: Affordable Housing
- Common Ground: Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County
- National Center for Homeless Education: California
- National Center for Homeless Education: Helpline
- College and University Food Bank Alliance
- Food Recovery Network
- National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
- National Center for Homeless Education: State Resources and National Organizations
- The Most Frequently Asked Questions on the Education Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations 2016
- Still Hungry and Homeless in College 2018
- College Students Experiencing Homelessness: The Consequence of Failed Macro Policies 2015
- Hunger on Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students 2016
- Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food & Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates 2015
- Serving Displaced and Food Insecure Students in the CSU 2016
- University of Arkansas: Student Food Insecurity Survey Report 2016
- University of California: Student Food Access and Security Study 2016
SBCC Legal Resources
SBCC is pleased to offer access to an attorney for FREE legal education and advice to SBCC’s currently enrolled students. The attorney is located on the main campus in the Office of Student Life (CC-217) on Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM by appointment, and drop-ins are seen if time permits. Students can call (805) 730-4062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an appointment.
The attorney can speak with students about criminal matters, immigration issues, landlord/tenant/roommate disputes, consumer issues, family law, traffic tickets, personal injury, credit/debt problems, small claims, and other areas of law. The service is not available for students experiencing an issue with another student, or with the college. Contact the Office of Student Life to schedule an appointment today.
Local Legal Resources
- California Rural Legal Assistance
22 N. Milpas Street, Ste. F, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Nonprofit legal service program created to help California’s low-income individuals and communities.
- Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
301 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Legal assistance is provided free to low-income people and senior citizens.
- Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic
1215 De La Vina Street, Suite I Santa Barbara, CA 93191
Provides services to teens and youth.
- Common Ground: Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County has a legal services section with more information.
General Legal Resources
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Below are some resources for creating citations for sources found on the internet and through library databases.
More resources are available on the Citation Guides page.