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Basic Needs Assistance

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Pikes Peak Community College understands that basic needs directly impact the well-being and success of our students. Basic needs can include food, housing, transportation, wellness, and other important services.

Food Assistance

Virtual Pantry

Fill out this form to request a pantry order for pick-up at the Centennial or Rampart Range Campuses. If you're having issues completing the form, download this step-by-step tutorial. Call us if you have any further problems. 

Centennial Campus Community Table

The Community Table is a food pantry and shared space for students, faculty, and staff.

Services: Walk-in Pantry, Virtual Pantry, Hygiene Products

Location: Centennial Campus Room A-312

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Phone:  (719) 502-3185

Email: PPCCCommunityTable@ppcc.edu

Downtown and Rampart Range Food Pantries 

Services: Walk-in Pantry, Virtual Pantry, Hygiene Products

Location: Downtown Campus Room S-234 and Rampart Range Campus Room S-207

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Phone: Downtown Campus (719) 502-2538 and Rampart Range Campus (719) 502-2577

Military & Veteran Students

Military personnel, veterans, and their families can pick up a bag of food at the Department of Military and Veterans Programs. 

Services: Pantry Pick-up

Location: Centennial Campus, C-Building, Room C-222

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Email: mvp@ppcc.edu

Phone: 719-502-4100

Mobile Food Market

In partnership with Southern Colorado Care and Share, the Department of Student Life organizes monthly mobile food markets open to students, staff, and community members.

There are no requirements to receive food (no ID or demonstration of need). Food distribution is completed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Fall 2021 Schedule

For everyone's safety, social distancing and properly worn face coverings are required.

Dates: 

  • October 18, 2021
  • November 15, 2021

Next Moblie Food Market

Centennial Campus 
Room: Atrium 

Date: October 18, 2021

Time: 11:00 am -  1:00 pm  

Rampart Range Campus

Room: Atrium

Date: October 19, 2021

Time: 10:00 am -  12:00 pm 

Volunteer at the Centennial Campus Volunteer at the Rampart Campus

Technology Assistance

Internet

  • Pikes Peak Community College
    • Free guest wireless internet (no password needed) at all campuses.
  • Pikes Peak Library District
    • Free guest wireless internet at each of its locations.
    • Check out mobile internet hotspots for use at home.
    • Visit their website for more information. 
  • Comcast/Xfinity
    • $50/month credit for high-speed internet service and equipment through its Internet Essentials Program.
    • Visit their website to find out if you are eligible. 

Equipment

  • Pikes Peak Community College
    • Free access to computers and printers at the Computer Labs at the Centennial, Downtown, and Rampart Range campuses.
    • Check out laptops for use on campus and at home at the Learning Commons at the Centennial and Rampart Range campuses. 
  • Pikes Peak Library District
    • Computer Labs
    • Printing
    • Laptops (for use in libraries only)
    • Visit their website for more information. 

Education Materials Assistance

Free Textbooks

A partnership with Slingshot will make free required textbooks available for all degree and certificate-seeking PPCC students. All eligible students will automatically receive required free course materials. After registering for a class, each student’s course materials will be individually selected, processed, and packed to include all required materials.

The free textbook program will be valid for the 2021/22 school year.

This offer does not extend to concurrent high school students, who get free textbooks paid by their school districts.

For more information, please see this FAQ and, if needed, contact the PPCC Bookstore.

Free Education Supplies

Students can pick up various education supplies such as pens, folders, and binders from the Student Life Information Centers. Since surplus office supplies support this program, there are no guarantees of the types and quantities of materials.

Transportation Assistance

Student Bus Pass Program 

Students have unlimited access to the Mountain Metro Transit bus system with a swipe of their Student ID Card at the fare boxes. For more information, visit the Office of Sustainability's Our Actions website. 

Child Care Assistance

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center (CDC) is located at the Centennial and Rampart Range Campuses. The CDC has multiple resources to assist students with child care costs ranging from outside agencies, subsidies for military families, scholarships, and grant assistance for low-income students. For location, hours, and contact information, visit the Child Development Center's website

Mental Health Assistance

Counseling Center 

As a PPCC student, you have access to free mental health care through the Counseling Center.  The Counseling Center’s mission is to support student success by providing mental health counseling services as well as information related to emotional wellness. For additional information, visit the Counseling Center's website

Hygiene Assistance

Fitness Center

Free Services

  • Lockers
  • Showers
  • Laundry Services

For location, hours, and contact information, visit the Fitness Center's website

The Pantries and Community Table

Free Items

  • Bath Soap
  • Hair Products
  • Lotion
  • Feminine Products

For location, hours, and contact information, visit the Student Life Department's website.  

Dental Assistance

Low-Cost Dental Services

PPCC Dental Assisting students under the supervision of a licensed dentist will provide low-cost exams, x-rays, restorations, sealants, and fluoride treatments. Open to all PPCC students, employees, and their families.

Services

  • Exam and X-rays $15.00 - $30.00 (depending on the number of x-rays needed)
  • Amalgam Restorations (silver fillings) $12.00 - $30.00
  • Composite Restorations (white or tooth-colored fillings) $23.00 - $35.00
  • Sealants (preventative restoration) $10.00 per tooth
  • Fluoride Treatment (preventative care) $5.00

Exams

Dates and Times TBD

Location: Rampart Range Campus, Room W-201

Treatments

Dates and Times TBD

Location: Rampart Range Campus, Room W201

Appointments Required

Call 719-502-4049 and leave a message. One of the dental assistant students will get back to you. 

Military and Veteran Assistance

Department of Military and Veterans Programs

We have compiled a list of community resources available to military personnel, veterans, and their families. For more information, visit www.ppcc.edu/military/community-resources.

Tax Assistance

Tax Help Colorado

IRS-certified Accounting program students and volunteers work under tax professionals' supervision to provide quality tax return services for free to low-to-moderate income Coloradans. The income limit this year is $57,000.

Schedule an appointment for Saturdays now until March 20, 2021, via phone at 719-502-4TAX or email at taxhelpco@ppcc.edu.

For more information, visit www.ppcc.edu/tax-help-colorado

All Other Assistance

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Pikes Peak Community College United Way 2-1-1

We are here to assist PPCC students, faculty, and staff in connecting to available resources in the community. We know that college is not just classes. Many other factors play a part in your time at Pikes Peak Community College. We are here to help with any issues that arise during your time here and make your time here the best possible.

Services

  • Appointments with 2-1-1 Navigators to assess your needs to enable efficient and relevant help.
  • Short-term intervention (many resources are designed to help immediate needs, with some providing long-term goals of individual and financial sustainability)
  • Referral to community and PPCC resources to help students adjust to, cope with, and succeed in college.
  • Crisis intervention by providing information about referrals to the community and the counseling center.
  • Appointments are walk-in and by appointment.

Contact Information

Office: PPCC Counseling Center

Phone: (719) 502-4782

Website: www.ppcc.edu/counseling-center

Locations: Centennial Campus Room A-141, Downtown Campus Room S-126a, Rampart Range Campus Room N-107c

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1

Pikes Peak United Way connects residents to hundreds of resources and services available in the community. 

Services

  • Housing

  • Utility Expenses

  • Finding Employment

  • Financial Planning

  • Taxes

  • Legal Service

  • Immigrant & Refugee Services 

  • And much more...

Contact Information

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (719) 632-1543

E-mail: info@ppunitedway.org

Websites: (Main) www.ppunitedway.org (List of Services) www.211colorado.org/

Location: 518 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903