SWC Cares is a collaborative effort and many of the services (including the Jag Kitchen and SWC Cares Grant) depend on the support of our college community. If you would like to be a partner in providing these services to our students, join many of your colleagues and sign up for Jaguars Give.
At Southwestern College, we believe in providing a supportive learning environment for students. SWC Cares is a campus-wide initiative that centralizes the diverse services and resources we provide in one location.
Request Support from SWC Cares
If you are a student and need assistance with food, housing, transportation, textbooks, or other resources, please complete the Basic Needs Request by clicking on the red button below. If you need a computer or other technology, please complete the CONNECTS Technology Loan Request by clicking on the red button below.
You can also find help with the comprehensive SWC Cares Resources listed below.
*Please note you must be logged into your SWC google account and logged out of any personal google accounts to access the application. If you cannot get into the application, you can logout of all google accounts, then click the red button again and login with your MySWC account information.
Grocery Box Distribution Opportunities
In an effort to continue serving students in need while the college is in remote operation, Student Services partnered with Food Services to offer grocery boxes to Southwestern College students. Grocery boxes will be provided at no cost to any Southwestern College student experiencing food insecurity.
Interested students can complete a registration form (an updated form will be available late January 2021). This program held its first distribution in November, 2020, and will continue through June, 2021. Please watch your SWC email for information on specific distribution dates and times.
SWC CARES Emergency Grant
The Southwestern College Cares Grant was created by the Associated Student Organization (ASO) and the Southwestern College Foundation to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies.
Who is Eligible to Receive a SWC CARES Emergency Grant?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the SWC Cares Grant is open to providing financial assistance for normal, everyday expenses that are ongoing, as well as those as a result of an emergency. These funds are also available for undocumented students. Students must be enrolled in the current and/or upcoming semester to apply. Funds are limited and based on current funding availability.
Click the red button below to complete the application. Please note you must be logged into your SWC google account and logged out of any personal google accounts to access the application. If you cannot get into the application, you can logout of all google accounts, then click the red button again and login with your MySWC account information.
When & How Will I Receive the Funds?
Allow at least 7-10 business days for review. Notifications will be emailed to the student’s SWC email address for updates, so please be sure to check it regularly.
SWC Cares Resources
Hungry? Is money tight? Visit the below resources to get assistance.
- Office of Student Services - Send an email to SWCOfficeOfStudentServices@swccd.edu for assistance with food, housing, transportation, or technology.
- Jag Kitchen/Food Pantry - for SWC enrolled students with student ID
- South Bay Community Services Food Distribution Schedule
- Community Through Hope Food Distribution
- San Diego Food Bank
- San Diego Hunger Coalition
- Feeding San Diego
Need financial support to help you get through school? Close to 70% of SWC students receive some form of aid and you could too! Or are you interested in getting a job or have an unexpected emergency? This is the place to start.
If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, there's someone here to help you. Services are free for students.
- Personal Wellness
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
- Suicide Prevention
- Dental Hygiene Clinic
- Health Services
- San Ysidro Health - provides affordable health care services throughout San Diego County.
- San Diego Access & Crisis Hotline - Mental health professionals are availabe 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for no cost assistance.
- Crisis Text Line - Feeling Overwhelmed? Stressed? Unsure where to turn? Text “HOME” to 741741 for round the clock, confidential support from trained crisis counselors.
SWC is committed to creating a supportive and safe environment for all students, staff and faculty.
- Campus Police
- Our Safe Space - Drop in centers that provide wrap around services to LGBTQ+ youth
- Undocumented Students
- CA Dream Act
- Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline - Call 1-888-385-4657 to get confidential assistance 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
- Report a Sexual Assault (Title IX)
- Jaguar Justice
We have resources to help.