A student’s guide to meeting basic survival needs
EOPS(714)992-7097 • Books Awards • CARE – for single parentsFinancial Aid(714)992-7091 • Assistance for students seeking help with college tuition through grants, loans, and fee waivers
CalWORKS(714)992-7101 • Assistance for students who require state or federal government aid • Child care grants • Emergency assistance for bus passes, parking permits, and textbooks • Referral services for basic needs
Workforce Center(714)992-7136 • Assistance with finding employment opportunities on and off campusFoundation Office(714)525-5651 • Emergency grants for students in desperate need
Fullerton College FoodbankRoom 1955 (near swimming pool) • Provides food for students in need • Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pmAS CarebankRoom 222 • May provide a gas card, bus pass, or food certificates once per semester
Groceries • 99 Cents Only and Dollar Tree stores are excellent places to find discounted groceriesFast Food • Many fast food restaurants offer dollar or value menu items, but we recommend Wendy’s as the best option to get a cheap and slightly healthier fast food meal. A baked potato and side salad only cost around $2.00.
Below is a list of some food distribution locations around Fullerton College.Most of these locations are run by local churches and they request youbring an ID card. If you would like to see a longer list of distribution centers,please visit the SDSI office in Room 801B.First Lutheran of Fullerton215 N Lemon St., Fullerton CA 92832(714)871-7820Distribution Times: Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm1st Evangelical Free Church2904 N. Brea Blvd., Fullerton CA 92835(714)529-5544Distribution Times: Monday – Friday 4:15pm – 5:15pmFullerton Community Center400 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton CA 92832(714)738-6305Distribution Times: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Apartments • Consider sharing an apartment with friends to lower costs • Remember that you will need to go through a credit check and provide a list of references • Craigslist is a good place to start your searchRoom Rental • a great way to lower costs and retain some independence • Craigslist is the best place to start your search
Fullerton Hostel1700 N Harbor Blvd., Fullerton CA 92835(714)738-3721 • If you are in need of immediate temporary shelter, you can go to the Fullerton Hostel for $24/night.211 Orange County • Call 211 on any phone to receive find emergency shelters in and around Orange County. The information is free and the call is strictly confidential.
Car Shopping • Craigslist • Yahoo! AutosBicycles • WalMart sells new bikes starting around $70 • Search Craigslist for used bikes • Make sure you also purchase a metal “Kryptonite” style lock so your bike does not get stolen!Bus System • The Fullerton College Bursar’s office (located downstairs in the 2000 building) sells discounted buss passes to FC students.
211 Orange County • A comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services agencies for support. • Callers seeking assistance simply dial 2-1-1 from any phone at any time of day to be connected to trained, multilingual information and referral specialists.
If you need assistance of any kind, do nothesitate to contact the SDSI staff:Student Diversity Success InitiativeRoom 801Bsdsi@fullcoll.edu(714)992-7000 x24067