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Free Resources for all students.

CCS and many students on campus have provided different, free and beneficial resources for all students.

Many​ ​students​ ​don’t​ ​realize​ ​there​ ​are​ ​many​ ​opportunities​ ​on​ ​our​ ​campus​ ​that​ ​don’t​ ​cost a​ ​penny​ ​and​ ​can​ ​be​ ​quite​ ​beneficial​ ​for​ ​you. Being​ ​a​ ​college​ ​student​ ​can​ ​be​ ​extremely​ ​expensive​ ​with​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​tuition​ ​and​ ​books, and​ ​simply​ ​just​ ​fundamental​ ​things​ ​like​ ​groceries​ ​and​ ​rent.

Cindy​ ​Havko,​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​counselors​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Falls​ ​Gateway​ ​explained​ ​that​ ​there​ ​are​ ​free counseling​ ​if​ ​you​ ​need​ ​someone​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​or​ ​ask​ ​about​ ​your​ ​school​ ​life.​ ​

When​ ​having​ ​trouble​ ​in a​ ​class,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​free​ ​tutors​ ​and​ ​mentors​ ​in​ ​building​ ​30​ ​that​ ​are​ ​willing​ ​to​ ​help.

“Students​ ​have​ ​to​ ​be​ ​willing​ ​read​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​boards,”​ ​said​ ​Havko.​ ​“It’s​ ​up​ ​to​ ​the​ ​students to​ ​take​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​the​ ​resources​ ​on​ ​campus.”

Our​ ​campus​ ​also​ ​has​ ​food​ ​resources​ ​available​ ​to​ ​students.​ ​Nathan​ ​Evans​ ​and​ ​Zayed Mohideen​ ​are​ ​the​ ​ones​ ​that​ ​you’d​ ​look​ ​in​ ​Associated ​Student​ ​Government​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​questions,​ ​Evans is in​ ​charge​ ​of​ ​our​ ​campus​ ​Food​ ​Bank.​ ​

AS Food Bank Director Nathan Evans                                                                                                       | Riley McKenna

If​ ​interested,​ ​up​ ​to​ ​15​ ​pounds​ ​of​ ​food​ ​3​ ​times​ ​a​ ​quarter​ ​can be​ ​taken​ ​by​ ​students,​ ​no​ ​questions​ ​asked.​ ​

The​ ​Food​ ​Bank​ ​is​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Union Building​ ​right​ ​after​ ​the​ ​Mosaic​ ​Room​ ​on​ ​the​ ​right.

“It’s​ ​been​ ​a​ ​program​ ​for​ ​about​ ​four​ ​years​ ​now,”​ ​said​ ​Evans.​ ​“But​ ​most​ ​students​ ​don’t even​ ​know​ ​that​ ​it’s​ ​here.”

It​ ​is​ ​very​ ​important​ ​that​ ​people​ ​know​ ​about​ ​this​ ​resource​ ​because​ ​it​ ​could​ ​help​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of people​ ​with​ ​their​ ​grocery​ ​expenses.

If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​in​ ​need​ ​of​ ​free​ ​health​ ​services,​ ​the​ ​SCC​ ​Health​ ​Clinic​ ​welcomes​ ​both campuses.​

​If​ ​the​ ​drive​ ​seems​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​unappealing​ ​to​ ​you,​ ​your​ ​student​ ​ID​ ​also​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​a​ ​bus pass.

“We’re​ ​a​ ​good​ ​resource,”​ ​said​ ​Lomanaco.​ ​“Anyone​ ​can​ ​come​ ​in​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​our vaccines​ ​and​ ​illness​ ​testing.”

The​ ​Health​ ​Clinic​ ​has​ ​a​ ​Nurse​ ​Practitioner​ ​in​ ​office​ ​who​ ​can​ ​diagnose​ ​possible​ ​illnesses and​ ​administer​ ​shots​ ​like​ ​the​ ​flu​ ​shot,​ ​booster​ ​shots,​ ​and​ ​Hepatitis​ ​B​ ​shots.​ ​They​ ​can​ ​also​ ​help with​ ​minor​ ​injury​ ​or​ ​give​ ​sports​ ​physicals.

Another​ ​thing​ ​about​ ​the​ ​Health​ ​Clinic​ ​is​ ​that​ ​therapists​ ​are​ ​available​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​to,​ ​but appointments​ ​have​ ​to​ ​be​ ​made​ ​first.

The​ ​Health​ ​Clinic​ ​is​ ​located​ ​in​ ​Building​ ​7,​ ​room​ ​118​ ​on​ ​the​ ​SCC​ ​Campus.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​open from​ ​9:00​ ​a.m.​ ​to​ ​2:00​ ​p.m.​ ​Monday​ ​through​ ​Friday.​ ​

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​other​ ​questions​ ​about​ ​the Health​ ​Clinic,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​visit​ ​the​ ​CCS​ ​Website​ ​or​ ​stop​ ​in​ ​to​ ​their​ ​office.

When​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​a​ ​specific​ ​type​ ​of​ ​resource​ ​that​ ​our​ ​school​ ​offers,​ ​students​ ​and​ ​faculty can​ ​check​ ​the​ ​CCS​ ​website​ ​under​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Resources​ ​tab.​ ​

Students​ ​can​ ​learn​ ​about different​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​what​ ​each​ ​one​ ​has​ ​to​ ​offer such​ ​as ​workforce​ ​programs,​ ​career counseling,​ ​an​ ​LGBT​ ​support​ ​center,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​disability​ ​support.

 

For more information about the SFCC Food Bank, please call (509) 533-4198 or send an email to ASFoodBank@sfcc.spokane.edu. They are located in the Student Union Building.