Resource and Support Center/Basic Needs

The Resource and Support Center, in partnership with Counseling Services, helps students connect with a variety of campus and community resources to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Watch the Wood Duck Weekly for information on workshops and other events. Connect with the Resource Navigator, Corey Young, anytime at 651-779-5829 or corey.young@century.edu.

Resource and Support Center sorting bins of food

Campus and Community Resources

Food

On-campus

  • Through grants and community partnerships, the Resource and Support Center provides daily food items for students in need of a meal or snack for the school day as well as some limited groceries.
  • The Resource and Support Center partners with the White Bear Food Shelf to provide periodic Mobile Markets for students.  Specific date and location information is sent through Century email.
  • The Connection provides low-cost hot and cold food options. 
  • Food Service
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP

Community Resources

Financial Assistance

On-campus

Community Resources

Mental and Physical Health

On-campus

  • Personal Counseling: counselors are available to help students with personal life issues that interfere with their academic success.  This site also has a variety of other related resources.
  • Learn to Live is a free online program to hep students manage stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and substance abuse.  The password is Century. 
  • Student Health Clinic: two nurses and a doctor are available to hep with a variety of on campus and virtual services.  Free for students.
  • ULifeline

Community Resources

Transportation

On-campus

Community Resources

Childcare & Parenting Resources

Housing

Technology

Other Resources

211 Basic Needs Resource Hub

Century College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Century College students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help.

Text MNHELP to 898-211(TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.

Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available.

To search the 211 database of basic needs resources online, please visit the student basic needs website.

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Donations

We are happy to take the following types of donations:

  • Food items, nonperishable and garden produce
  • Diapers, wipes, and related items
  • Personal hygiene items (shampoo, lotion, soap, conditioner, hand sanitizer, feminine products)
  • School supplies

Donations can be dropped off at the Resource and Support Center (W1490) during business hours or  email ResourceCenter@century.edu to make your drop off arrangements. Financial donations can be made through the Century College Foundation - select Random Acts of Kindness/Food Pantry under Department/Program.