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Basic Needs

Learn About Food, Housing and Transportation Resources 

Explore Basic Needs 

Learn about services on and off campus that offer housing resources, food security programs and transportation access for students and students' families.

Discover Basic Needs

Learn about resources and access for Basic Needs at SMC.

Connect to Basic Needs Student Support

Basic Needs offers a variety of ways to connect to on-campus and off-campus resources and support.
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Basic Needs: Food Resources 

A Resource Specialist is available to meet with students virtually through zoom or by phone to address food security needs. Email: foodsecurity@smc.edu for questions and support.

SMC Food Resources

Community Food Banks & Resources

CalFresh Application

 

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Basic Needs: Housing Resources

The Los Angeles County CES (Coordinated Entry System) facilitates the coordination and management of resources for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. To access these housing resources you must visit a CES "Access Point." Listed below are the local Access Points closest to SMC:

The People Concern

St. Joseph Center

Safe Place for Youth (ages 12-25)

Safe Parking

The Safe Parking Program provides vehicle dwellers with a safe and legal place to park and sleep at night. Safe Parking programs can be accessed by contacting or visiting a service provider in your area.

Safe Parking LA

LAHSA

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Basic Needs: Transportation

Explore your alternatives using Commute.smc.edu SMC's personalized trip planner. It provides all options (bike, walk, transit, carpool, and car) in one screen, including costs, time, route maps, calories burned and CO2 emitted.​

*Some of the transportation options are provided by third parties and not regulated by SMC. Some may involve you signing legal agreements. You should carefully review the agreements and ensure that the option you select is appropriate for you. 

Learn more about transportation options to get to and from campus, intercampus bus schedules, bike maps, SMC escort services and many more transportation resources for SMC students!

SMC Big Blue Bus Map

SMC Intercampus Shuttle Schedule

Bike SMC

SMC Buses, Trains & GoPass

Thrive with Food Service Navigation Tools

Utilize these tools to successfully navigate Food Services.