This resource was created with support from a Carnegie Whitney Grant from the American Library Association and is intended to assist students who are transitioning from high school to college and experiencing shelter and food insecurities. The resource may also prove helpful to runaways and unaccompanied minors, as well as teens and young adults who seek other necessities of life. Finally, it is hoped that school liaisons, SPOCs, counselors, directors of shelters and other programs will use and refer others to the resource.
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College Directory - Single Point of Contact for Homeless/Transitional Students
Financial Resources & Support for Those Living in Their Vehicles
Scholarship Opportunity -Breaking News! NAEHCY , the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth is accepting 2020 Scholarship applications. For more more information about this and other scholarships click here.
Homelessness continues to be an issue for many college students, with a recent #RealCollegeSurvey stating that over 52% of students across 17 Oregon community colleges reported being “housing insecure” during the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest problem being paying rent and other expenses when they’ve lost their means of income.
In an effort to solve those issues, MHCC student and TRIO ambassador Bakr Alkarawi has taken steps to help fight against student homelessness by pushing new state legislation in Salem to publicly support the Affordable Rents for College Students (ARCS) program.
Supported by a Carnegie Whitney Grant from the American Library Association.