Supporting Student Basic Needs

易胜博 Basic Needs

The College recognizes that many students experience challenges in their lives outside of the classroom that may create stress and anxiety which impacts their academic performance. Challenges may include accessing enough food to eat every day, safe and stable housing, issues with childcare, family obligations, physical and mental health, unexpected bills, or issues with accessing technology.

易胜博 Student Support

As a student, your safety, health, and well-being are our primary concerns and we want to be able to support you in any way that we can.

This website contains information on resources on campus and within the Rochester community.

You are not alone, and we will navigate these challenges together. Yellowjackets take care of their hive!

211 Basic Needs Resources Hub

Rochester Community and Technical College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Rochester Community and Technical College students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help.

Text MNHELP to 898-211 (TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.

Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available.


Childcare & Parenting
Financial Assistance
Food
Health
Housing & Utilities
Legal
Mental Health
Technology
Transportation
Work & Employment

I am here to help!

Anfa Diiriye, Engagement and Inclusion CoordinatorAnfa Diiriye
Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator
anfa.diiriye@diorosso.com
SS140
507-280-3515

This is not exhaustive of current offerings and will be updated regularly to reflect changes in services, resources, and support. Please contact Anfa Diiriye, Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator, at anfa.diiriye@diorosso.com with questions or if you have a resource to include.