Resources for Foster Care and Homeless
Are you or someone you know currently living without stable housing? If a student
is living on a friend’s couch or in a car, we can assist with finding temporary housing,
financial support, and academic resources. Are you a student from foster care? We can assist you in connecting with campus and
Please connect with Student Care Services by calling 239-590-7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we may assist you further.
Community Providers Reporting Form
Financial Aid and Scholarship and
Information on Financial Literacy
Campus Food Pantry
Please know that these resources below are not endorsed by FGCU or Student Care Services.
211: Provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.
AOK Scholars: AOK Scholarships are awarded to young adults who display academic promise and motivation to complete a post-secondary program (two or four-year college or a vocational training program leading to a credential), but require assistance to mitigate barriers related to basic necessities, academics and personal development.
Positive Pathways: Professional support for students from foster care, adoptive homes, and homeless settings.
Florida Youth Shine: Florida Youth SHINE (FYS) is a statewide youth-driven, peer-led organization that empowers current and former foster youth to become advocates for all youth in care.
Foster Club: FosterClub's network includes over 500 young people with first-hand foster care experience. We recruit young people who are interested in developing personally and professionally through our Young Leader programs, then connect them to opportunities where they can impact change on an individual, group and system level.
Lee County Homeless Coalition: Provides resources and guidance for those that may find themselves in a homeless situation.
Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
General Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Information: Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is an electronic system that allows a recipient to authorize transfer of their government benefits from a Federal account to a retailer account to pay for products received. EBT is used in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. EBT has been implemented in all States since June of 2004.
ChooseMyPlate: Assist with building healthy eating habits.
Your Money, Your Way: (Free Download) A help guide through the world of financial literacy for students.
Homeless Hotline: 1-877-94-HELP (4357) or 305-375-CARE (2273)