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(last updated 5/21/2020 - We will regularly update this page with more information. Please make sure to check OCC's official COVID-19 Student Resource and FAQ page for campus wide updates and resources.)

 

OCC Cares COVID-19 Resource Request Form

We know that due to COVID-19, many of our students now face heightened financial, physical, emotional, and academic challenges. Orange Coast College cares about our students' success and well-being during these difficult times. We are here to help. 


Currently, the OCC Cares COVID-19 Resource Request Form is CLOSED. We will be re-opening the form in the Summer with updated information and resources. Please see below to see a list of for Frequently Asked for Resources. If there is anything else you may need, please contact occcares@occ.cccd.edu.


OCC Cares & COVID-19 Resources


OCC Cares is an initiative meant to connect students with resources for basic needs to positively impact their well-being and college success. It is our goal to keep our students, staff and the community as safe as possible while providing continued service during this critical time by limiting exposure to the COVID-19 virus. As a result, OCC Cares has created an online list of Community Resources to help our students during these difficult times.


Additionally, OCC Cares is available to students starting on March 31th via email and phone (714-714-7769). If you would like to chat with the OCC Cares Coordinator virtually, please "Knock on Door" when the light is green. If the Coordinator is not online, you may leave them an offline message or schedule a meeting with them for a later time.

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Tuan Vo


OCC food panty - food on a shelf

Food Resources

Find a list of local operating pantries on the Pirates' Cove page. The following community resources are also available:

Rent, Shelter, Homelessness 

Houses on a Street

OCC's campus shower and locker facilities are closed. However, we still recognize that housing insecurity can be a reality for many students during this time. On April 6, the Judicial Council of California unanimously voted to suspend eviction judgements and foreclosures statewide. The folllowing community resources are available to help:


Couple of graduating studentsHealth and Wellness

Staying healthy both physicaly and mentally is key during this time. These resources can help:

Couple of graduating studentsUnemployment

If you have lost your job due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Benefits. Undocumented Students who have legal work authorization are also entitled to Unemployment Benefits. 


Group of kids on the grass

Family Care


With school closures and stay-at-home orders, many of us are having to juggle family care alongside our duties as students. Below are a collection of resources on caring for family members, including elders and children. 


Additional Essential Needs Resources: 

Make the most of the public resources available to you from state and county services:

  • 211OC: Dial or Text 211; OR call (888) 600-4357 toll free