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Cuyamaca Cares

Cuyamaca Cares


Cuyamaca Cares Overview


It is the mission of Cuyamaca Cares to dismantle social stigma surrounding basic needs insecurities by providing food, housing and counseling resources in an accessible, inclusive and dignified manner.

On The House

On the House combats student food insecurity through the following programs:

  • The Fresh Joint
    • Free fruits and vegetables
  • Mobile Produce Market
  • Bring Your Own Bag Tuesdays
    • Every Tuesday by the main pantry
  • Satellite Pantries
    • 5 pantries located around campus
  • Care Baskets
    • Snack baskets for students placed in faculty offices
  • CalFresh Resources, Outreach and Referrals

Housing Resources

Housing resources aims to assist housing insecure and homeless students through:

  • Urban Angels partnership 
    • Provides emergency shelter for students (limited bed space)
  • Veterans Village of San Diego partnership 
    • For homeless veteran students
  • Home Start partnership
    • Student focused rapid rehousing and case management
  • Care Fair
    • Resource fair for housing resources and wraparound services (twice per semester)

Holistic Self Care

Cuyamaca Cares aims to support students through personal issues with:

  • Personal counseling
    • Counselors are available to talk with students about any issue
  • Located in the Health and Wellness Center (I-134)
  • Drop in service and appointments available

Emergency Assistance Fund

Cuyamaca Cares can provide students with up to $500 to navigate financial emergencies, such as:

  • Housing/utility assistance
  • Emergency auto repair
  • Child care
  • Bus pass
  • And more
  • Contact the Cuyamaca Cares email (under "Contact") to request assistance


Last Updated: 02/19/2020


Kaylin Rosal
Cuyamaca Cares Coordinator
Phone: (619) 660-4025

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District