Assistance when you need it the most
SJSU Cares provides resources and services for SJSU students facing many kinds of financial crisis. If you’re having trouble paying for food, housing, or other bills due to an unforeseen crisis, come to us to get the help you need. We are available in-person at our office on the first floor of Clark Hall, or by phone and email.
Housing insecurity is a real issue among students.
If you find yourself living in shelters, parks, motels or cars, or temporarily couch-surfing with other people because you have nowhere else to go, SJSU Cares provides support for students who lack stable, regular and adequate housing.
Emergency Bed Program
Beds are currently available for up to 28 nights per bed. If you're struggling with housing, reach out to a Case Manager by requesting assistance to discuss your individual needs.
Beds currently available: 12
Are you finding yourself struggling to afford food?
You are not alone. SJSU Cares has two great programs to help you get the food you need to focus on your education: the Spartan Food Pantry and Calfresh.
SJSU Cares also provides help after natural disasters and other emergency situations, from floods and fires to burglaries and break-ins. If you are in need of assistance, please submit a Request for Assistance form.
Case managers are skilled and caring partners, facilitators, and advocates for students experiencing barriers to their basic needs, health, or academic progress. Case managers connect students to personalized information, services, and resources to help students meet and sustain their needs and overcome barriers to their well-being and success.
We are here to help.
No student should have to worry about where they will sleep at night or when their next meal will be. Request assistance now, and SJSU Cares will be there for you. Visit us today at our office on the first floor of Clark Hall, or contact us by phone or email.