The Basic Needs Program exists to provide support to students experiencing a basic necessity insecurity. Our strategy focuses on short-term mediation while we work with students to find long-term solutions.

Dolphin Pantry Update:

We regret to inform you that due to the COVID-19 epidemic, and in line with President Beck’s 3/16/2020 memo, the Dolphin Pantry is temporarily closed until further notice. If you are experiencing a basic necessity insecurity please apply for assistance. For a list of Ventura County pantries visit


Shining a light on a silent struggle

Just one year ago, Communication major Alviana Johnson was waging a silent struggle. After losing her apartment and her job, her dreams of completing college were slipping away. She slept in her car and came to class tired and hungry, wondering how she was going to make it through the day.

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Alviana Johnson
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