Important Virtual Service Information
We have moved to a combination of virtual services and are available on campus Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm and we are still here to help. Schedule an appointment with a counselor through Starfish or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-779-3285 to connect with resources related to basic needs. Also, check out the Community Support resources below.
Help for Housing Concerns
If you are struggling making rent or mortgage payments, or facing eviction, you will want to seek help as soon as possible - here are some helpful resources:
- MN COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP): To apply for funds by 12/7/2020, you must determine your eligibility by calling 211 or pre-applying online at https://www.housinghelpmn.org/. See more details about the program at: COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program.
- MN Support for Housing Discrimination & Eviction during COVID-19: https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/get-help/housing.jsp
- Metro COVID-19 Relief & Crisis Assistance: https://caprw.org/
- WI CARES Relief Funds & Assistance: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/assistance
- Day One: If you’re being hurt or abused, The Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline 1.866.223.1111 assists you to get help, get safe, and get support.
See our links below for additional help with housing and other 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. Students who are struggling with a financial emergency can meet with their assigned counselor to see if they maybe be eligible for emergency assistance funds.
The center on-campus hours are Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 2 PM. Watch the Wood Duck Weekly for updates on workshops, If you need assistance at another time or have any questions, please email ResourceCenter@century.edu so we can assist you.
Watch the Wood Duck Weekly for updates on workshops, Mobile Market and other events through-out the semester.
Additional Resources for Timely Food Assistance:
- When the Resource and Support Center is not open, students can pick up a food packs at the Record’s Office (check the website for their business hours)
- Century College students can also pick up Pre-packed Bags of Groceries at the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
- The YMCA also provides free daily meals in many locations through-out the Twin Cities
- Meals on Wheels
- Bridge to Benefits Screening
- Campus Food Pantry and Community Food Assistance
- Child care resources
- Computers, Repair, and Internet Resources
- Financial Assistance and Free Tax Preparation Services
- Health Services and Insurance Information
- Housing Information
- Legal Assistance Information
- Resources for Student Parents
- Transportation Information
- Unemployment Information
- Utilities Assistance
* The Bridge to Benefits Screening connects you with applying for food assistance, health insurance, energy assistance and more! * To use the screening tool to see if you may qualify for these various benefits, log-in at the website through the link in the bullet above using the username: student and password: century. Then selecting "Screening Tool" on the left-hand menu and respond to the various questions.
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.