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Free Food and Community Resources

Mission Cares about its students and we hope these resources help!

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Second Harvest Food Bank

The first Wednesday of every month we provide a free food in Parking Lot B.

Food Bank
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Food for Textbooks

The Library offers free textbooks for food donations. The cans are donated to Second Harvest.

Food for Textbooks 
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VITA Free Tax Prep

Get help with your taxes for FREE! Our Accounting students work with IRS-certified specialists to help with your tax forms.

Tax Help
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Hunger Free Campus

Free snacks are available at the Welcome Center, Campus Center, STEM Center and TRIO

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A Friendly Face

Stop by Katy Fitzgerald's office in SEC-120 for a breakfast bar or water bottle.

On-Campus Resources

Mission College has a number of services catering to students, they include everything from backpacks and scan trons, to counseling, to workshops and support communities.

Panera Bread Thursdays: Variety of breads delivered to Valor Center, located above the bookstore in the Campus Center each Thursday morning. Priority is given to Veteran students and then open to all students, staff, faculty by early afternoon.
 
Toiletries: Students that self-identified as homeless may use shower facilities on campus. Toiletry kits are available for free. Contact Saul Zendejas at (408) 855-5539. Items are also available in Katy Fitzgerald’s office located by the Financial Aid Office.
 
CalFresh/Food Assistance Mondays: Students can find out if they are eligible for food assistance by filling out an application! Workshops are held every  Monday, 1-4 p.m. in the Student Engagement Center, Welcome Center. Students may also directly contact Jose Martinez-Luna Food Connection Specialist at 669-264-4929 (call or text) or email jamartinezluna@shfb.org or go to SHFB.org/getfood.
Job Opportunities
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Finding a Job or Work Experience

Our Career Center offers internships, apprenticeships and work experience. It also helps with resume writing, interview techniques and finding the right job. See jobs.missioncollege.edu.

Counseling & Mental Health

A number of services are available for your well being, they include

  • Counseling Office: Walk-in basis or by appointment with our Counseling Office in SEC 139. These problems can include: 
    • dealing with death, illness, divorce; 
    • problems with parents, spouses or significant others; 
    • dealing with lack of financial or emotional support; 
    • stress management and coping skills; 
    • improving self esteem; 
    • overcoming test anxiety;
    • and more.

  • Student Health Services:  Personal counseling is available for up to 5 - 6 sessions per semeste. SEC 106, 408-855-5140. The above link also gives resources for:
    • General Health Resources
    • Sexual Assault
    • Health Insurance
    • Mental Health Resources

  • Need help?Text "COURAGE" to741741a free, confidential 24/7 crisis counseling service.  Many of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime.

Student Services on Campus

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CalWORKs

For single parents with a financial need.

CalWORKs Info
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EOPS/CARE

For first generation students or students with economic/educational/language challenges.

EOPS Info
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Foster and/or Homeless Youth

Everyone could use a little help when they don't know where their next meal or bed is.

Fostering Success Info
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MESA

 A community of students looking to advance their STEM careers.

MESA Info
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TRIO

Helping first generation, low income or students with disabilities, graduate and/or transfer.

TRIO Info
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VALOR/Veterans

Services for our military personnel, both current and retired.

Veterans Info