SJSU Cares is here to provide assistance when you need it most. We provide resources and services for SJSU students facing an unforseen financial crisis. If you’re having trouble paying for food, housing or other bills, face homelessness, food insecurity, etc.
We're growing our team. We've posted multiple new professional staffing positions on the University Personnel Website. Note: These are not student staffing roles. Those are currently filled.
12 Bed Pilot Project
11 beds currently available. If you're struggling with housing, reach out to a Case Manager to request assistance and discuss your individual needs.
SJSU Cares Student Crisis Support Fund
If you know someone who would like to contribute to the SJSU Cares Student Crisis Support Fund, please have them donate.
Weekly Drop-In Hours
Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless soon?
Currently enrolled & living in an unsafe environment and have nowhere else to go?
You may be eligible for the Rapid Rehousing, a housing assistance program in partnership with the Bill Wilson Center.
No student should ever go hungry. This full service walk-in pantry offers perishable goods, fresh produce, and refrigerated goods at SJSU.
Get help applying for CalFresh, which provides a monthly cash supplement loaded onto a debit card to use for buying groceries.
SJSU President Mary Papazian
“No discussion of student success is complete without addressing the basic needs of our students. As I know you are all aware there continues to be challenges facing our region as well as our nation as a whole around affordable housing and the high cost of living" — Spring State of the University Address, 04.08.2019
You can help support SJSU Cares by donating food and toiletries, donating money, volunteering your time, or helping spread the word by giving a presentation.
Get assistance for someone in need
Whether you need financial assistance yourself or are concerned about a friend or student, please submit a Request for Assistance [form] from SJSU Cares.