Project Care helps meet the immediate need of a student who has encountered a financial crisis or setback. This program provides emergency resources for students such as food, transportation or financial assistance so students can continue their education uninterrupted.
According to a study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 52 percent of students who drop out of college before completing their program often do so because of finances. The smallest of circumstances can set students back and hinder their success. Project Care gives students access to several resources to stay enrolled at Moraine Valley.
Hunger and food insecurity are a growing problem on college campuses. Moraine Valley’s food pantry is available to all currently enrolled students in need.
Students in need of temporary public transportation can be provided with a bus pass so they can commute to and from campus.
Emergency Financial Assistance
The college, in partnership with the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation, provides emergency financial assistance to students who are experiencing an unforeseen financial crisis which impacts their ability to stay enrolled and complete their education. Qualifying emergencies are viewed as an unforeseen event resulting in a financial emergency that jeopardizes a student’s ability to stay in enrolled at Moraine Valley. Examples include:
- Natural disaster or fire damage
- Medical emergency
- Travel emergency
- Death of a parent, spouse, significant other
- Homelessness or need for temporary housing
- Unemployed/losing unemployment benefits
To access these resources students can stop by the Counseling and Career Development Center, Building S, Room S202. At the front desk, ask to speak with a counselor about Project Care. If you have any questions regarding these services, please contact counselors Shanya Gray or Teresa Hannon at (708) 974-5722.