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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.

Spring 2021 Schedule

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

Dates: 

  • Monday, April 19, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Location: Centennial Campus Atrium

Volunteer for the Mobile Food Market

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

February 24 – March 17, 2021 | Mondays and Wednesdays | 6:15 – 8:45 pm

Location: Rampart Range Campus, Room W-201

Treatments

March 29 – May 5, 2021 I Monday's and Wednesday's | 6:15 – 8:45 pm

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