SBVC understands that Basic Needs are the foundation for mental, emotional, and physical health which allows students to focus more time on their academics and pursuing their goals. Our goals are to connect students to on-and off-campus resources and provide educational opportunities for students to take personal responsibility for their wellness. Additionally, we aim for these connections to support students even after leaving San Bernardino Valley College.

For immediate assistance contact 2-1-1 Inland Empire by dialing 211 or go to https://inlandsocaluw.org/211  for housing assistance, shelter referrals, and access to county resource directory.


  • Mary's Mercy Center
    • Every Wednesday 1:30-3pm: 8am numbers given 
    • Except 1st Wed of the month
    • 641 Roberds Ave, San Bernardino 
  • Sahaba Initiative 
    • Groceries: Last Sunday of each month 1pm-2pm
    • 17th and D street

  • Central City Lutheran 
    • 30/60/90 day program; need referral letter; check in at 7pm check-out 7am
    • Breakfast/Dinner; Showers available; Employment not needed; No registered sex offender
    • 909-381-6921 
    • sbcwcrefferals@lsssc.org 
    • All-18 and older 
  • Casa Paseo Crisis Residential Treatment Center
    • Up to 90 day stay experiencing a current crisis, shared living
    • No registered sex offender or violent crimes 
    • 720 E. Gilbert Street, San Bernardino 92415
    • 909-332-6000 screening line
    • All adults 18-59
  • Mary's Mercy Center 
    • Emergency Shelter 
    • Men's Shelter 
    • 641 Roberds Ave San Bernardino 
    • 909-332-7440
    • Men Only 

  • Affordable Connectivity Program
    • Benefits program that provides a discount on internet service for eligible households 
    • ACP
  • Airtalkwireless