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Facing Challenges Together

Some challenges cannot be overcome alone. As PPCC faculty and staff work to serve our students’ academic needs, we recognize the importance in connecting our community with information and resources during their times of need.

How Covid-19 is affecting PPCC
Due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, PPCC has been taken measures to assure student and employee safety by closing campuses and liming in-person support services. Find out more on the college's COVID-19 information page.
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United Way 211 - Connecting to Community Resources

Free and confidential. Find assistance and resources during times of need.

 

Call 211 Call United Way (Alternate)

Finding Food

Nearly 1 in 11 Coloradans (9.1%) struggle with hunger, not always having enough money to buy food. Food insecurity is serious problem across Colorado and the country - and is an even greater problem during times of uncertainty and adversity.    

Consider the following resources if you or someone you know is facing food insecurity:

Find Free Food Near You Call the Food Resource Hotline

Housing Support

Thousands of residents of Colorado Springs and El Paso county face homelessness or the stress of paying rent during challenging times. Community and government partners can assist in stabilizing precarious housing situations and assisting in housing transition. 

Consider the following resources if you or someone you know is facing housing insecurity:

Call for Assistance (United Way) Colorado Emergency Resources List

Unemployment & Job Resources

Losing one's job or struggling financially during difficult times can be some of the most stressful events in our lives. There are community resources available that provide job support and unemployment support. 

Consider the following resources if you or someone you know is facing unemployment or seeking job resources:

Call Pikes Peak Workforce Center Guide to Unemployment Benefits

Healthcare Resources

Being uninsured or underinsured during times of crisis can force those in need to make challenging decisions between necessities and their own health. There are free or low-cost healthcare resources available to lessen the strain of healthcare challenges.

Consider the following resources if you or someone you know are experienceing healthcare challenges:

 

Call Peak Vista Medical Centers Call to Find Medical Assistance

Mental Health Resources

As many focus on their physical well-being, an often overlooked facet of our wellness is mental healthcare. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as our physical health - never be afraid to ask for help and remember that help is always available if you seek it out.

Consider the following resources if you or someone you know are in need of mental health information or assistance:

 

Call Colorado Crisis Services Online Mental Health Screenings

Academic Assistance for PPCC Students

Call PPCC for Assistance

Email Student Support Services