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The Brahma Bodega and Basic Needs Program provides students with access to food, ongoing motivational support and referrals to agencies that are designed to meet students’ basic needs i.e. physical, psychological/emotional and economic needs. Our goal is to alleviate stressors in order to help students be successful at the college and beyond!

The program goals are to provide students in need with:

  • Food and housing resources
  • Referrals to campus and community student support programs
  • Case-management support

To enroll: Please complete the Brahma Bodega Welcome Form to learn about the support services we offer. Please indicate the areas where you believe you need more support.
To schedule an appointment for services: Please complete the Brahma Bodega Appointment Request Form.

For assistance please email Geremy Mason at masongk@piercecollege.edu

Resources


Hope Housing/Shower of Hope Housing Program

The Hope Housing/Shower of Hope program is for Pierce students of all genders at risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity (couch surfing or sleeping in a car, on the street, in a shelter, or in an unsafe/unstable environment).

Program requirements:

  • 9 units of coursework required. Students enrolled in less than 9 units will be considered if willing to put together an educational plan that meets the program’s minimum requirements for the following semester.
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 must be maintained
  • There is a volunteer requirement for students who are currently not employed.
  • Applicants who are currently facing housing insecurity (couch-surfing, sleeping in a car, in the streets, in a shelter, or an unstable or unsafe living environment).
  • Applicants must single students, with no children ages 18-28.

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Food Assistance

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CalFresh: CalFresh provides eligible students up to $281 monthly aid to purchase food at any store that accepts Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT). CalFresh is federally known as Supple-mental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and funded through the USDA, Farm Bill and CDSS. For assistance, e-mail CalFresh@piercecollege.edu to find out if you are eligible.

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Food Pantry/Meals

Agency Services Contact Information
Family Rescue Center Food Pantry: Mon.-Fri., 9 am–1 pm 22103 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park, CA; (818) 884-7587
SOVA Valley Food Pantry: Mon.–Thur. 10 am–1:30 pm; Sun. 9 am–12 noon (except holidays) 16439 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA; (818) 988-7682
Valley Park Church Food Pantry: Wed. 4 pm–5 pm; Reservations @ 2pm 16514 Nordhoff St., North Hills, CA; (818) 894-9316
West Valley Food Pantry: Prince of Peace Church Food Pantry: Mon.–Thur. 10 am–3 pm, Fri. 10 am–12 noon; Shower Truck: Mon 9 am-12 noon 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367; (818) 346-5554
MEND (Meeting Every Need with Dignity) Food distribution every Friday from 9 am-11am 10641 N. San Fernando Rd., Pacoima, CA 91331; (818) 897-2443
North Valley Caring Services Drive-through food distribution every Friday from 9am-12pm 15453 Rayen St., North Hills, CA; (818) 891-0481, ext. 20
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Wed.-Fri. 10 am-2:30 pm 8250 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka, CA 91306; (818) 341-1629, panrty@our-redeemer.org

Disability Symbol Image For questions or accommodations, contact Geremy Mason at (818) 710-2934 or via e-mail at masongk@piercecollege.edu.


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Geremy Mason
Brahma Bodega
Email: masongk@piercecollege.edu