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Resources for Students and Families

In an effort to list a variety of services, Mission College is linking to a number of services. This is meant as a resource and not an endorsement. (CV) Coronavirus specific resoures.

In addition, the County of Santa Clara has created a Community Resources webpage. Many resources included on the webpage are available for Youth, Families, and Individuals, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.

We also have a number of services at

Resources in Response to COVID-19

2nd Harvest Food Distribution • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Every Tuesday
(drive thru only)

Drive-Thru Kaiser Flu Shots • for members of Kaiser • Monday-Saturday

Computer Access in SEC and Wifi in Lot A 


Financial/Food/Laptop Assistance
Food Assistance Program

To assist students and families during this pandemic, we have launched a new Food Assistance Program for students currently enrolled at Mission College. We will release information as it gets closer to each semester.

Laptop/Hot Spot Assistance

Mission College recognizes the sudden transition to online courses has posed many challenges for our students, particularly for those without reliable computer access. In an effort to best support our students, Mission College is loaning a limited number of laptops and hotspots for our students with the greatest need to use for the rest of their time at the college. Click for details on the laptop program.

Financial Assistance

We recognize that the current circumstance regarding COVID-19 may have caused a financial burden on you and/or your family. Mission College is here to support you during this time of uncertainty, although our Spring term emergency funding allocations have been exhausted, we will continue to work to reallocate additional emergency funding sources. In the meantime, all submissions will continue to be reviewed and placed on a wait-list until further notice. Emergency fund are on a one-time basis. Requests will be reviewed on a first come first serve and need-based basis. Click for details on one time financial assistance. Additional Income Benefits for College Students.

Together We Rise is asking If you are or if you know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition. 

Sacred Heart is providing financial assistance for low income residents.

Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers

First5 Community Resources

Santa Clara County Social Services Agency

Food for Textbook Program

Bring 10 cans of food to the Library to check out one textbook or graphing calculator for the entire semester. Bring 10 cans of food for each item you want to check out. The food is donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Textbook quantities are limited – first come, first served. Please check to see if your textbook is available before bringing in your cans.

NEW procedures for Fall 2020! You must reserve your Food for Textbook items for pick up at the Library.

Wifi / Hotspot Options
Laptop/Hot Spot Assistance

Mission College recognizes the sudden transition to online courses has posed many challenges for our students, particularly for those without reliable computer access. In an effort to best support our students, Mission College is loaning a limited number of laptops and hotspots for our students with the greatest need to use for the rest of their time at the college. Click for details on the laptop program.

First5 Community Resources


For the next 60 days, AT&T will not terminate service for any wireless, home phone, or broadband residential or small bus customer due to inability to pay.

They will also do the following:

  • Waive late payment fees.
  • Keep their public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any one who needs them.
  • The service will also be offering unlimited internet data and offer internet access for limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.

For more details, click HERE.

Comcast Xfinity
  • The company is opening their Xfinity WiFi network for free along with providing unlimited data. To help people stay connected with school and work, Comcast is opening up their Xfinity WiFi network for everyone, as well as: Hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-subscribers. You can find a map of hot spots here. Just use “xfinitywifi” network name and launch a browser.
  • Data plans will be paused for 60 days, which will give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.
  • No late disconnects or late fees for those who contact the company about not being able to pay their bill.
  • Internet Essentials, their broadband adoption program, is free to new customers

For more information click HERE.

Verizon Free WiFi

Verizon also took the pledge and is offering similar services:

  • The company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.
  • Waiving late fees for those impacted by COVID-19
  • Tripling data allowance for Verizon Innovative Learning schools

For more information, click HERE.

Charter Spectrum Free WiFi

Charter is offering similar services during the coronavirus pandemic. As of March 16, the company will offer:

  • Free spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don't have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Open WiFi hotspots

For more information, click HERE.


Sprint has joined the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and is opening up their network to their customers and:

  • Won’t terminate service if customers are unable to pay due to coronavirus issues
  • Waive late fees caused by economic disturbances related to the coronavirus pandemic
  • By 3/17: Customers with international long-distance plans will get complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.
  • By 3/19: Customers with metered data plans will have unlimited data per month for 60 days at no extra cost
  • Customers will get an extra 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days.
  • Coming soon: Customers with mobile hotspot-capable handsets without a hotspot will get 20GB per month for 60 days at no extra cost.

For more information, click HERE.


The wireless provider already has a majority of customers with unlimited talk, text, and data, but they’re doubling down on their effort to keep their customers connected.

  • All current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have data plans will have unlimited smartphone data, excluding roaming.
  • T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will get an additional 20GB of mobile hotspots/tethering service for the next 60 days. The company says this feature will be coming soon.
  • Work with Lifeline partners to get customers extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months
  • Increase data allowance for free to schools and students for the next 60 days, which means at least 20GB of data per month for each participant

For more information, click HERE.

Other Resources
Housing Resources
Housing/Emergency Shelter:

Home First Boccardo Reception Ctr: 2011 Little Orchard St. SJ;  408-294-2100

Life Moves: Montgomery Street Inn (Men only): 358 N. Montgomery St. SJ;  408-271-5160

Georgia Travis House & SJ Family Shelter (Women & Families with Children): 260 Commercial St. SJ  Singles (Women): 408-271-1630; Families: 408-926-8885

Salvation Army Emmanuel House

City Team/Rescue Mission

Transitional Housing Programs:

Bill Wilson Ctr. Transitional Age Youth ages 17-25,  408-243-0222;

Rapid Rehousing for Individuals & Families  408-278-2552

Catholic Charities House Sharing Program:  “Looking for a room to rent?” 408-325-5134

Life Moves: Julian Street Inn

Health Insurance

Disclaimer: The Mission College Student Health Services does not endorse any insurance plans.

Beginning January, 2014, all individuals are legally required to have healthcare coverage. Under healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), health insurance options are made available. In California, individuals should access Covered California.

Community college students stand to benefit greatly from the new no and low-cost health insurance insurance options that will be available. These options include: the ability to join a parent's plan until age 26; expanded Medi-Cal eligibility; tax credits to help pay for health insurance; improved student health insurance plans; and catastrophic plans that provide emergency coverage at a lower upfront cost.

Affordable Care Act:
Mental Health Resources

Printable Mission College Mental Health Resources Brochure lists infomation on local sliding scale counseling and psychotherapy services, Mental Health Crisis Services, LGBTQ Services, and more. Copies also available at Student Health Center.

College employees who experience personal distress are referred to Claremont EAP, call 800-834-3773, which is available 24 hours, 7 days/week. This service is arranged by our the WVMCCD Human Resources Department to support employees and their immediate family members.

Nod is a tool to help prevent loneliness among college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center
Mental Health Services for Medi-Cal insured or uninsured
1 (800) 704-0900
24 hours, Multi-lingual, Crisis Intervention, Referrals, Short-term counseling

Online Presentation - "Mindfulness for Stress Reduction" - by Dr. Amy Saltzman (Spring, 2012)

NAMI Santa Clara County
The mission and values of NAMI Santa Clara County are to help people with a lived experience of mental illness and families by providing support, education and advocacy; to promote research; to reduce stigma and discrimination in the community; and to improve services by working with mental health professionals and families.

Mental Health Crisis Services

SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE (24 hours) Santa Clara County Mental Health Department - 1-855-278-4204

Mission College Counseling Office Crisis Counseling
(408) 855-5555

Crisis Text Line

Mental Health SF provides a live chat or phone call

24 Hour (EPS) Emergency Psychiatric Services – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
871 Enborg Ct., San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 885-6100

Bill Wilson Center 24 Hour Crisis Line
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 850-6125
Mental/ Physical/ Financial/Sexual problems and more

Mental Health Urgent Care
(Santa Clara County Mental Health Department)
871 Enborg Court
San Jose, CA 95128
408-885-7855; after hours: 1-800-704-0900 Walk-in outpatient crisis clinic, 8 am to 10 pm, 7 days/week. MHUC provides screening, assessment, crisis intervention, referral and short-term treatment for adolescents and adults. The program is designed to avoid involuntary hospitalization, psychiatric emergency room visits, and incarceration.

Child Abuse Reporting Center
408-299-2071; South County: 408 - 683-0601

Elder Abuse - Adult Protective Services
408 -928-3860
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Resources
Sexual Assault Resources
Domestic Violence Resources

When survivors are forced to stay in the home or in proximity to their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised, and they may need to alter their safety plan. 1-800-799-7233 or Text LOVEIS to 22522

Information for Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in Crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through this confidential toll-free hotline. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. You can also chat online confidentially.

Veteran Affairs local Mental Health Clinics (8 am to 4:30 pm). An Officer of the Day is on duty who would take crisis calls or arrange an appointment for a mental health intake:

VA San Jose Clinic, 80 Great Oaks Blvd, San Jose, CA, 95119, 408-363-3000

VA Menlo Park Clinic, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, C, 94025, 650-493-5000, ext. 22234. This facility is primarily for rehabilitation, not acute mental health crisis.

VA Fremont Clinic, 39199 Liberty St, Fremont, CA, 94538, 510-791-4000

VA Palo Alto facility, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, 94304, 650-493-5000

Mental health care is available on a 24/7 basis at Palo Alto Emergency Room, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, Ca, 94303.

For Combat vets only, there is a non-medical "storefront" Vet Center at 278 N. 2nd St, San Jose, CA, 95112, 408 -993-0829. Counseling services are available for veterans and their families.

Drug and Alcohol Issues

Treatment Centers - a list of local treatment centers. 

Gateway— Alcohol & Drug Screening, Information, and Referral  for Medi-Cal insured or uninsured.
1 (800) 488-9919

Voices United (Silicon Valley Resource on Substance Use and Addiction)
(408) 292-7292; Hope Line: 800/NCA-CALL
Substance abuse counseling for individuals and families

College Student's Guide to Drug Abuse - from Amethyst Recovery Center.

Information on 12 Step meetings

Other General Resources

Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California

Mission College Free Food and Community Resources
Information on Food Bank, Free snacks on campus, Childcare and more.

Mission College Counseling Community Resources
Information on Mission College Resources, Employment, Legal services, etc.

Employment Development Department

Student Debt Relief

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember phone number that connects callers with health and human services in their community. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and in over 150 languages. All calls are confidential.
2-1-1 is a comprehensive database of information on health and human service programs throughout the Bay Area, which includes but not limited to:

  • Food Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Housing and Shelter
  • Legal Assistance
  • Child Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Mental Health and Counseling
  • State and City Services
  • Senior Services
  • Disaster Response and Relief

Support for Community Members
Many people (not just students) have been greatly affected by the economic fallout. Please review the resources at the following link for more information on how to access stimulus funds for individuals and small businesses. The information on the page was compiled by the office of Congressman Ro Khanna.