SJSU Cares

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SJSU offers a number of resources and services on campus to help you deal with situations and issues outside of the classroom that may take away from your academic success. Some of those services include mentoringcounselinghealth and wellness, and public safety assistance. We also offer a coordinated response to students, matriculated in regular sessions programs who are experience an unforeseen economic crisis which is impacting their ability to be a successful student.


****Important Information regarding City of San Jose Flood Evacuations****

If you are an SJSU student impacted by the flood evacuations and are experiencing economic or financial hardship please click on the “Request for Assistance Form” below or go to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

In addition, please visit the City of San Jose website ( to gain further information concerning resources being provided by the City of San Jose.

Evacuation Centers - Now Open 

The evacuation centers offer a location for residents to connect with family and friends in a safe, dry place. They are not intended as overnight shelters, but are drop-in centers, open 24/7. Water and snacks are available.

  • Mayfair Community Center – 2039 Kammerer Ave 95116 
  • Shirakawa Community Center – 2072 Lucretia Ave 95122 

Overnight Shelters (Red Cross) - Now Open 

The overnight shelters are operated by the Red Cross and the San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services. These shelters cannot accept pets, but residents can take their pets to the San Jose Animal Shelter (2750 Monterey Road, San Jose, for safekeeping.

  • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd 95148
  • James Lick High School – 57 N. White Rd 95127 


Economic or Financial Assistance

If you're an SJSU student who is experiencing an unforeseen economic crisis, SJSU may be able to help identify and connect you to resources.

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Emergency Assistance
Have you had an unexpected emergency, such as a fire, flood, identity theft or burglary?

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Food Assistance
Are you skipping meals as a result of not having enough money?

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Housing Assistance
Are you without housing or in serious risk of losing your housing?

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Medical Assistance
Are you lacking access to appropriate health care resources or health insurance?


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Step 1

request for assistance form button(Your information will remain private)

Step 2

Receive a response by the next business day

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