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Basic Needs

Welcome to the Compass Center at Contra Costa College

Empowering students through Resources, Compassionate Care and Understanding while Eliminating Barriers, and supporting students one fundamental need at a time.

Contra Costa College is proud to offer our students support through our on-campus Compass Center. We know it can be tough to focus on school when the challenges of meeting your basic needs such as finding a place to live, having access to regular healthy food, and consistent transportation are on your mind. The Basic Needs Team is committed to helping students succeed while addressing challenges you may be experiencing.  

Get Involved

Want to make a difference? Learn how you can contribute to the Compass Center’s mission. We offer a variety of opportunities for students, faculty, and the wider community to support our efforts. You can volunteer, donate food, hygiene products, monetary donations, or advocate by sharing our mission and services with your network.

Contact Us

Have any questions or need more information about our services? Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to assist. Please email us at or visit us in the Student Administration Building Office 112, within student life. 

Looking for a direct contact?
Reach out to our Basic Needs Coordinator who supports The Compass Center’s Programs. 

Hope Dixon (She/Her/Hers)
Basic Needs Coordinator

Basic Needs Office
SAB 112