Basic Needs Assistance

Basic Needs Assistance

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.
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Single Stop

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Single Stop is a grant-funded program that provides support to
people who need resources to combat basic needs insecurity.

Single Stop offers assistance with:
  • Locating food pantries on- and off-campus
  • Determining eligibility for human service programs such as food stamps, TANF, WIC, and LEAP
  • Referrals for housing support in the community
  • Other vital community resources
Contact

College Services

Mountain Metro Transit College 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. 

Centennial Campus Community Table

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

Downtown and Rampart Range Cupboards 

  • Services: Free Walk-in Food Pantry.
  • Location: Downtown Campus Room S-234 and Rampart Range Campus Room S-207.
  • Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Phone: Downtown Campus (719) 502-2538 and Rampart Range Campus (719) 502-2577

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 2022 Schedule
Centennial Campus 
  • Location: Atrium 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Dates: September 19th, October 17th, November 21st. 
Rampart Range Campus
  • Location: TBA
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Date: September 20th, October 18th, November 22nd.

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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Email: mvp@ppcc.edu
  • Phone: 719-502-4100

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

Fitness Center

Free Services
  • Showers
  • Laundry Self-Services

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

Centennial Campus Community Table and Downtown and Rampart Range Cupboards 

Free Hygiene Items
  • Assortment may vary based on availability. 

For locations, hours, and contact information, see the "Food" drop-down menu above. 

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 (children 8 years and older).

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: TBA
  • Times: TBA
  • Location: TBA
Treatments
  • Dates: TBA
  • Times: TBA
  • Location: TBA
Appointment Required

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

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 this website.

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 via phone at 719-502-4TAX or email at taxhelpco@ppcc.edu.

 

Single Stop

Contact the Single Stop Coordinator for support via phone at 719-502-3020 or visit the Single Stop website.

2-1-1

A list of the Tax Help Colorado sites, as well as the locations of other free tax assistance sites in Colorado, is available by calling 2-1-1 or visiting GetMyRefundColorado.org

 

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Community Services

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 PPCC and community 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
Hours: Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (719) 502-4525
Location: Centennial Campus Room A-141


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
Hours: Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (719) 632-1543
E-mail: info@ppunitedway.org
Website: See buttons below
Location: 518 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903