Assistance when you need it 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, come to us to get the help you need.
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups send the week holding educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events. This year SJSU Cares is further promoting resources, current basic needs survey results, partner spotlights, and ways to Share Your Spartan Heart. Follow us on Instagram @SJSUCaresBasicNeeds to fully engage.
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.
12 Bed Emergency Program
11 beds currently available. If you're struggling with housing, reach out to a Case Manager to request assistance and discuss your individual needs.
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. Complete a Request for Assistance form, or consider using our drop-in hours every Friday from 12-2PM via Zoom.
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.
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.