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Student Parent Services & Resources

Hartnell College is here to support students with dependent children to achieve academic success and complete their academic program. We provide a wide range of State, on-campus, and off-campus student parent services and resources.

On-campus Services

  • Basic Needs Center (BNC)
    • BNC is dedicated to helping students meet their basic needs so that they can spend more energy, time, and focus on their education. BNC provides an array of direct services, resources, and referrals in areas that impact health, belonging, and overall well-being.

Programs with support and benefits to Student Parents

  • Cal Fresh (State Program)
    • Also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net.
    • Apply
  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) (State Program)
    • The California Work Opportunities & Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program is a state-funded program designed to provide academic support to student-parents who are receiving TANF benefits with their educational and training goals.
    • At Hartnell College, CalWORKs students receive student support services such as priority registration, academic counseling, a book lending library, and other support services.
    • Apply
  • Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
    • CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) is an educational support program under EOPS for students who are single heads of household (one parent household), currently receiving CalWORKs or TANF Cash Aid, with at least one child under the age of 18.
    • Apply
  • Crisis Counseling and Emotional Wellness Center
    • Emotional support and counseling (therapy) sessions provided for all enrolled Hartnell students.
    • Request an appointment
  • Guardian Scholars Foster Youth Program
    • Supports former or current foster youth between ages 17-30 who want to go to college and pursue academic, career, and personal goals.

Other On Campus Resources

  • Lactation Spaces
    • The College has identified several lactation spaces on campus for students and employees to use while breastfeeding or using a lactation pump on campus. These spaces are generally available Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

      • Main Campus - Building O Room 105 (O-105) 
      • Alisal Center - Building C- Room 203 (C-203)
      • King City Education Center  - KC - Room 132
      • Soledad Education Center - SC - 115
      • Castroville - CC-117
  • TimelyCare MD
    • 24/7 access to mental health services + sessions with licensed psychiatrists
    • Accessed through student dashboard

Off-campus Services

  • Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
    • CPSP offers prenatal and postpartum care for Medi-Cal eligible pregnant women.
  • Diapers with Dignity
    • The Food Bank for Monterey County is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), which connects and supports community-based diaper banks nationwide that collect, store, and distribute free diapers to vulnerable families.
    • For more information, please contact Karen Gomez,
  • Early Learning Program (MCOE)
    • This program provides educational services and childcare for low-income families. The program works with children between the ages of 2.5- 5 years old. Full-day & Half-day options are available.
  • First 5 Monterey County
    • Enriches the lives of children and families by elevating early childhood as a priority, strengthening connections, and advancing quality within a whole system of care and support
  • Partners for Peace
    • Offers parents in Monterey County, a variety of FREE workshops and classes to strengthen and nourish healthy relationships with their children.

State Programs