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. For more information, visit the Office of Sustainability's website

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. For more information, visit the Office of Sustainability's website.

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: 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: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 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.

Spring 2022 Schedule

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

Centennial Campus 
  • Room: Atrium 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m. 
  • Dates: February 14, March 21, and April 18, 2022
Rampart Range Campus
  • Room: Atrium
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
  • Date: February 15, March 22, and April 19, 2022

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

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

Free Textbook Program

Students can receive free required textbooks from the PPCC Bookstore during the Spring and Summer 2022 Semesters. This program does not extend to concurrent high school students, most of whom get free textbooks paid by their school districts. Watch this video to learn more about how to take advantage of this program.  

Free Education Supplies

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

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
  • 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, 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: February 23 - March 16, 2022 on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Times: 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
  • Location: Rampart Range Campus, Room W-201
Treatments
  • Dates: March 28 - May 4, 2022 on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Times: 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
  • 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. 

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.

A list of all 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

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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