Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic:

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Food Assistance

Dolphin Pantry

  • The Dolphin Pantry has adjusted to a curbside pickup model. Curbside pickup is taking place every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m.  Call 805-437-2067 when you are parked in the A5 parking lot (next to Arroyo Hall) and a staff member will bring a bag of groceries to you. Student ID or state ID is recommended. Individuals are encouraged to wear face masks. Hygiene supplies available upon request. 

CalFresh

  • CalFresh is California’s food stamps (SNAP) program that puts money in your pocket to provide you on-going healthy and nutritional food assistance at participating grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
  • Apply online on your own.
  • Schedule Zoom CalFresh Application Assistance Appointment with our CalFresh Outreach Advocate by emailing basicneeds@csuci.edu

Ventura County List of Food Pantries

Santa Barbara List of Food Pantries

Los Angeles List of Food Pantries

Feeding America

Meal Service for Children under 18

Housing Assistance

Basic Needs Program Emergency Housing

Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

  • Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on May 29, 2020 banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through July 28, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.
  • Executive Order N-66-20 (PDF, 39KB)
  • Read more at the Office of Governor Newsom

Statewide Housing Resource

  • Housing is Key - website set-up to assist tenants, landlords, homeowners, legal assistance and community-based organizations in understanding the current protections available to help households remain housed

Financial Assistance

Ekho Your Heart Program

  • A special disaster relief fund has been established under the Ekho Your Heart Program to assist CSUCI students, staff, and faculty recovering from natural disasters  that may affect members of the campus community. This fund has been established to help provide basic necessities to those with the greatest need. To learn more about the Disaster Relief Fund and apply for assistance, review and complete the Ekho Your Heart ApplicationAwards will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Unless otherwise noted, awards are considered to be subject to income tax.

Financial Relief for Students

  • Messaging went out to students on May 6, 2020 regarding the CARES Act (PDF, 1 MB) passed by Congress which included the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Applications for supplementary funding have been released, please check your Dolphin email for details. For more information regarding these relief funds, please visit the campus' CARES FAQs.

Get Financial Help from the State of California

State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

  • In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status. This state funding is expected to reach about 150,000 undocumented adults. To learn more click here

OnwardCA

  • OnwardCA is a resource that has been rapidly deployed by a broad coalition of companies, foundations, and humans who want to help. Help you get money or groceries or child care; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job. 

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

  • Emergency funds available to restaurant workers, gig workers, and other hourly workers facing economic hardship from the coronavirus crisis. Apply for help.

Childcare

  • Here you can find information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care.

Health

Health & Wellness

Off-Campus Clinics and Urgent Care

Medi-Cal Ways to Apply

Emotional Wellness

  • Give an Hour’s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. By harnessing the skill and expertise of volunteer professionals, we are able to increase the likelihood that those in need receive the support and care they deserve.
  • HealthCorps' mission is to strengthen communities with the most innovative approaches to health and wellness to help the next generation be more resilient, both mentally and physically. 

Internet Resources

LA County launches new wifi locator tool to help residents get online during COVID-19 pandemic

  • The County’s new Locator website is findwifi.lacounty.gov. Any member of the public can dial 2-1-1 to ask for assistance to get information from this website, or can visit the site directly. The website features a search tool, based on the user’s physical address, to connect them to various Internet related services, such as Internet access services for students, the location of free WiFi spots throughout the County (including free hotspots located in or nearby County libraries and County parks) and contact information for both residential and commercial broadband Internet providers and mobile (cellular) Internet providers serving the address.

Using Public Wi-Fi

  • Public Wi-Fi is a “free wireless” internet connection that is usually advertised by coffee shops, restaurants, airports, hotels and many other places that usually involve travel, hospitality, and food. Public Wi-Fi may be secured or unsecured.

National and International Network Access

  • eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, network service provided on CSU campuses to provide the ability for visiting faculty and students of participating institutions to easily gain secure network access utilizing their home institution credentials. It also provides CSU faculty and students who will be visiting a participating institution the ability to pre-configure their device for eduroam access, making gaining secure access while away automatic.
  • View a map of where you can connect to eduroam with your Dolphin email address and password.

Using Wi-Fi at Home

  • Setting up secure Wi-Fi at home is easy. Many companies are currently offering internet access to students and low income households at a reduced rate or free during this time, so check with your local internet provider. Below are some of the current offers available:
  • Please note: Many routers are shipped with default passwords such as “admin” or “password.” It is important to change these defaults as soon as possible. Manufacturer specifications, including default passwords, are freely available on the internet. We recommend changing both factory passwords and the factory SSID (Service Set Identifier, or the Wi-Fi “name” that pops up when scanning for available Wi-Fi).
  • Also, some new routers are shipping with complex, unique passwords. It is still a good idea to change these as well as the SSID. Consult your user manual or ISP to get directions on how to change your password.

Using Wi-Fi at CSUCI

  • CSUCI provides wireless network services for CI students, faculty, staff and guests.
    • CI: Secure Wi-Fi to be used by students, faculty, and staff
    • CI Guest: open Wi-Fi network for guests and visitors
    • eduroam: Secure Wi-Fi network that can be used by students and staff at CSUCI and when they travel to other participating universities
  • It is recommended that CI users use the CI and eduroam networks.

Additional Resources to Stay Informed

Campus Support Services:

  • As of March 17, 2020, CSU Channel Islands has transitioned to a virtual environment for all campus operations and academic instruction until further notice.  All buildings on campus now have restricted access, are not open to the public, and meetings are encouraged to continue virtually due to social distancing. Campus business operations will continue to be conducted virtually including using University telephones and digital systems.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Provides short-term mental health services in a confidential setting to assist students in achieving their academic and personal pursuits.

Disability Accommodations & Support Services (DASS)

  • Assists students with disabilities by providing a wide range of support including: appointments, academic and housing accommodations, support programs, and student resources.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

  • Provides college access to first-generation students whose educational and economic circumstances have limited their college opportunities.

Ekho’s Clothing Exchange

  • Ekho's Clothing Exchange will be closed until further notice. 
  • Ekho’s Exchange opened in Fall 2019 and is the newest addition to the Basic Needs Program. All Students are welcome to give and take from this closet. We are seeking gently used jeans, business casual attire, everyday wear, graduation gowns, and seasonal clothes.

Inclusive Student Services (ISS)

  • Ensures each student has access to educational experiences at CI by providing programs and services which promote student development, involvement, learning, and academic success.

Multicultural Dream Center (MDC)

  • A space dedicated to enhancing inclusive excellence on campus through various efforts, focused on supporting student retention and persistence.

Promoting Achievement Through Hope (PATH)

  • Supports and empowers students who are foster youth, adopted, in guardianship or kinship care, and/or have experienced homelessness.

TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO SSS)

  • The Federal TRiO Programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Underrepresented Student Initiatives

  • Supports undocumented scholars and other marginalized students in their pursuit of higher education.

Veterans Affairs

  • Assists prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents in transitioning and engaging with the campus community to ensure successful progress towards degree completion and on to their career goal.

Wellness Promotion & Education (WPE)

  • Utilizes a multidimensional and holistic approach to provide programs and services for lifelong physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Campus Academic Services

Academic Advising

  • Assists with course and major planning through one-on-one advising to help students achieve their academic goals. Assists students on academic probation.

Tutoring Services

  • There is tutoring support for all subjects. If you do not see your subject listed, check out the Learning Resource Center where they have tutoring.
  • Biology Program Tutors
  • Computer Science/IT
  • Environmental Services
  • Learning Resource Center (LRC)
  • STEM Center
  • Writing & Multiliteracy Center (WMC)

Campus General Services

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