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Basic Needs

Basic Needs: Norco College believes that in order to learn, students need to have their basic needs met: food to eat and a safe place to live. If you face challenges securing food, housing, or other basic needs, you are not alone, and Norco College may be able to help during this time of crisis. We invite you to learn about the many resources available to support you by contacting or stopping by the Engagement Center in ST107. Students, staff, and faculty can drop in during open hours, grab a snack and talk with a BNW Ambassador for resources, ideas and strategies connected to their challenges and/or support completing the CalFresh application. Or for direct support contact, Kimberly Thomas, Supervisor of the Basic Needs and Wellness program. 

Our services include:   
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Snacks in The Engagement Center – ST 107
Basic Needs & Wellness
CalFresh application assistance
Coaching, guidance, and referrals for housing
Textbook Assistance
Access to school supplies and equipment
Transportation resources
Emergency funding
Wellness support


To schedule an appointment use this link:   Basic Needs and Wellness
Or scan the QRCode:
QR Code for Basic Needs & Wellness Booking page

Form to Request Services


Norco College is dedicated to helping students in times of need. Please scroll through our resources listed for on campus aid, as well as resources in the nearby area. If you have any questions, please reach out by phone or stop by the Student Life Office or the Engagement Center in ST-107.

Basic Need Resources: Other Campus Resources::
Food Pantry Link Housing Link


Medical Resources:

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Health Services Link Personal Counseling Link


Financial Resources:

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Career Center Link Financial Literacy and Money Management Link

Financial Services Link



Showers are available for students in West End Quad 1, Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. If the building is not open, please call Norco College Campus Police at (951) 222-8171.



Kimberly Thomas


Kimberly Thomas
Supervisor, Basic Needs and Wellness
Phone: (951) 738-7413
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Hours & Location

Mon - Thu: 9 am - 5 pm
Fri: 9 am - 12 pm
Engagement Center Bldg. Room ST-107