The Campus Awareness, Resource & Empowerment (CARE) Services offers support to students who have experienced homelessness, food insecurity and/or the foster care system. CARE Services provides both on and off campus resources, operates the campus food pantries, provides personal care items and assists in accessing temporary and/or permanent housing. As needed CARE collaborates with various campus departments such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life, etc. in an effort to help students better navigate campus life.
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What is Food Insecurity?
The state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Individuals lacking sustainable physical or economic access to enough safe, nutritious, and socially acceptable food for a healthy and productive life. When the ability to acquire enough food in a socially acceptable way is limited or uncertain.
Students in or from Foster Care
1.) At any time, individuals since 13 years old or older are/were in foster care such as placed with a person or family to be cared for usually by local welfare services or by court order, or
2.) At any time, individuals since 13 years old or older are/were a dependent of the court.
Derived from: www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/UniqueSituation.pdf
Students facing Homelessness
1.) Individuals and families who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes a subset for an individual who is existing in an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and those who have resided in an emergency shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution;
2.) Individuals and families who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence and have proof of an eviction notice;
3.) Unaccompanied individual and families defined as homeless based upon the McKinney-Vento Act. The McKinney-Vento Act defines homelessness as:
A. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (also referred to “doubled up” or “couch surfing”)
B. Living in substandard housing such as motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
C. Living in emergency or transitional shelters
D. Abandoned in hospitals
E. Awaiting stable foster care placement or;
F. Individuals and families who are fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions that relate to violence against the individual or a family member.