Basic Needs Resources Program


Our mission is to provide trauma-informed, holistic, student-centered, services to Mt. San Antonio College students. In our commitment to the equitable advancement of economic opportunities and academic success of Mt. SAC students, we aim to minimize the financial burdens of our students facing housing, food, and other basic needs insecurities by raising awareness and providing access to on and off-campus support services.

The Mt. SAC  Basic Needs Resources is a comprehensive campus-wide effort that serves students experiencing housing instability, food insecurity, and other emergency/crisis situations.

The program goals are to provide students in need with:                        

  • Food Resources
  • Housing Referrals
  • Case-Management Support

Apply for CalFresh benefits from the comfort of your own home: Our partners at "Get" have created a Mt. SAC personalized link for students who wish to apply for CalFresh benefits on their own and at their own pace!  This link allows you to complete a short 10 minute application to find out if you and your household are eligible! CalFresh Outreach staff from Mountie Fresh Basic Needs Resources are available to provide support at any point of the application process!   
Community Resources: The search box below provides community resources depending on your geographical area. 

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Basic Needs Resources
Learn about available Basic Needs Resources
There are various types of resources available for students in need at Mt. SAC. Our staff can assist you seek the resources most beneficial to your current situation.
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Hope Center Research
Access our research page that houses the 2018 and 2020 #RealCollege Survey Reports for Mt. SAC and links to other basic needs research, including the numerous studies conducted by The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.
Basic Needs Resources
Give to Basic Needs Resources
Gifts to our program have a direct impact on students facing basic needs insecurities. If you are interested in donating to our program click the link below and donat to our "Basic Needs Fund" through Foundation. Contact Rigo Estrada, Director Basic Needs Resources at with any questions or potential collaborations. Thank you in advance for considering our program!

Our Staff

Name Title
Rigo Estrada, MSW Director, Basic Needs Resources
Vivian Hernandez, MS Program Coordinator
Lorena Cardozo, MS Student Services Program Specialist II
Monica Arellano Administrative Specialist III
Dulce Gonzalez, MSW  Case Manager
Abigail Ramirez, MSW Case Manager
Mary Ann Garcia, LCSW Case Manager
Kendra Ubierna, MS Marketing & Social Media Project Expert
Paulina Serrano, MS Noncredit Basic Needs Expert
Helen Hernandez  Mountie Fresh Food Pantry Project Expert 
Alicia Trujillo Mountie Fresh Food Pantry Support
Stephany Rosales CalFresh Project Expert
Linda Dominguez CalFresh Outreach Support
Kimberly Yerena Student Navigator Lead
Giselle Dorado-Casanova Student Resource Navigator
April Arroyo Student Resource Navigator
Richard Chavez Student Resource Navigator
Pearl Pale Student Resource Navigator
Lizzet Rodas Student  Resource Navigator
Gabriel Camacho Student Resource Navigator
Eli Castro Student Employee (pantry support)
Gio Berruecos Student Employee (pantry support)
Nathalie Barrera Student Employee (CFO & pantry support)

Contact Us

         Mt. San Antonio College
         1100 N. Grand Ave

         Walnut, CA  91789

Campus Location   Campus Location
         Building 9C - Basic Needs Resources

Office Hours   Office Hours
         Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
         Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Email  Email

Phone  Phone

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