Student Care Resources
Below is a list of critical care resources for students. Please use these resources to be successful.
Off-Campus Mental Health/Well-Being Services
- SLO Hotline
- San Luis Obispo's free and confidential mental health support and suicide prevention line can be reached at 800-783-0607 or by texting "LISTEN" to 741741.
- Be Connected
- Call 602-347-1100 to access this 24/7 peer support line established for individuals who are not necessarily in crisis, but just need to talk with someone.
- Covid Grief Network
- Short-term 1:1 grief support with a volunteer grief worker. Ongoing grief support groups. An online community of other young adults in grief.
- Mental Health Association of San Francisco
- Call 1-855-845-7415 to access this non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. Online chat is also available.
- The Jed Foundation
- The Jed Foundation offers self-care tips and more to help students cope during times of violence, trauma and tragedy. Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8253) for immediate support.
- The Steve Fund
- Text STEVE to 741-741 to speak with a culturally trained crisis text line counselor.
Virtual Well-Being Services
- Counseling Services
- Counseling Services are available via phone and zoom during normal business hours.
- Safer Crisis Advocacy
- Safer crisis counseling services are available via phone and zoom during normal business hours.
Basic Needs Resources
- Cal Poly Cares (Emergency Financial Support)
- Cal Poly recently received funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and identified additional funding sources to provide much-needed emergency grants to any student who has incurred expenses due to the disruption of campus operations related to COVID-19. Students may apply for grants through Cal Poly Cares.
- For information on eligibility requirements and the application process, please read the FAQ section on the Cal Poly Cares page.
- Cal Poly Food Pantry
- The pantry will remain open to students who choose to remain in the local area for the spring quarter. Students can access the pantry to receive a variety of canned foods, frozen meals, and personal hygiene products.
- Meal Vouchers
- Meal vouchers for 805 Kitchen are available to students in need of a meal.
- CalFresh Benefits
- Known nationally as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), CalFresh issues eligible participants with monthly credits that can be used in many places that sell food, including grocery stores, farmers markets and Cal Poly’s Campus Market.
- More Resources at Basic Needs
- The Basic Needs website contains many additional sources of support for students. If you are concerned about meeting your basic needs, please email the Office of the Dean of Students for support.
Additional Student Resources/Relevant Information
Resources for Undocumented Students and Supporters
- The Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success has developed a guide with relevant resources and information for students and their supporters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a May 27 statement warning college students of ongoing COVID-19 phishing scams. Visit the FTC website to read the statement in its entirety.