Student Financial Resource Center

Students in cap and gown graduatingWelcome to the Student Financial Resource Center (SFRC). The SFRC is here to provide students with access to public, community, and college resources. These are resources that will assist students with remaining in college and on track to complete their program of study.  The SFRC will Educate, Connect and help students Navigate these resources to ensure support is provided in a timely and respectful manner.

Services offered at Resource Center

  • Financial Workshops
  • Budgeting assistance
  • Childcare funding and provider options
  • Transportation resources
  • Assistance with Submitting applications for state and federal benefits (SNAP, Medicaid)
  • Referrals to community resources (ex. United Way, SARA)
  • Counseling referrals
  • Healthcare options
  • Case Management services
  • Funding options for college related expenses

Other services available in the center

Need assistance? Click link and complete intake form.


Financial Workshops

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2020 Financial Workshops Sponsored by Student Financial Resource Center and Writing Center

February 13
12:30-1:30 PM
M103 Main Building
SMART Start to College
Cassandra Riggin
University of Virginia Credit Union

March 12
Spring Break

April 16
12:30-1:30 PM
M103 Main Building
The App Store: Intro to Financial Technology
Thomas Katovich 
Virginia Credit Union
 

 


Pantry Services

Panther Food Pantry: Provides nutritious food options twice a month to PVCC students. For more information and to access these services please click the link.

Panther Snack Pantry: Have you tried taking a test on an empty stomach or maybe you got off work late so you didn't have time to grab dinner before class. The new Snack Pantry has been created to assist in these situations. Stop by the SFRC and pick up a granola bar, trail mix, fruit, and other items.

Panther Clothing Closet: The clothing closet provides no-cost clothing and shoes for PVCC students.

PVCC will host its annual pop-up "Panther Boutique" in March to help students prepare for the PVCC Job Fair.  Donations for this event will be accepted the entire month of March. Please contact the SFRC for more information on how to make a clothing donation.


Community Partnerships

Thanks to the support of community partners the SFRC is able to provide extensive support services to PVCC students. List of community partners and supporters can be found below.

2-1-1 Virginia

Food, Housing, Mental Health Services, etc.

Virginia 211 is a resource for all residents of Virginia that provides information on basic needs: food, housing, mental health services, and more. Individuals who are seeking these services may obtain access to these services three ways:

  1. Look online at https://www.211virginia.org/ . You can search for resources based on your where you live.
  2. Call 2-1-1 hotline, where you can obtain information 24 hours a day.
  3. Contact the Student Financial Resource Center, where we will assist you in searching the available resources to meet your needs. 

New Health Coverage For Adults

If you applied for Medicaid in the past and were denied, you may now be eligible. Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2019 For more information about the new coverage, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit Cover Virginia

To apply for state benefits go to Common Help.


Resource Manual

PVCC Campus and Community Guide

United Way Guide to Community Self-Sufficiency

Community Resource Guide for Richmond VA

Community Resource Guide for Lynchburg VA

*if you have questions about information on the resource guides, please visit or contact the SFRC.*


SFRC Advisory Board Members

Andre Luck
Kristin Holt
Kelly Farnsworth
Rebecca Payton
Brittney Daniels
Kelsey DeSibour Wooten (Secretary)
Kristen Wentland
Rebecca Parkhill
Amanda Key


Community Partners and Supporters

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 
SARA
Common Grounds
Women’s Initiative
Virginia Department of Social Services
Kroger
Community Bikes
MACAA
United Way
America’s Best
Brooks Family YMCA
The Haven/PACEM
CASA Alma
UVA Credit Union
Anthem Healthkeepers Plus
Cavalier Crossings
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Loaves and Fish
Nelson Food Bank
Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Ready Kids
Literacy Volunteers
211
Virginia Credit Union


The Student Financial Resource Center has been open for approximately six months. The support and impact provided by the center has already began to show through several students here at PVCC. From March 28th 2019 to Oct 3rd 2019 the SFRC has provided support and resources to more than 260 students. These services consist of assistance with: finding housing, repairing a home water system, purchasing eye glasses, applying for state and federal benefits, providing emergency services, delivering groceries to students/parents that attend night classes and many other things. We have also been able to provide more than 150 students/families with food; totaling over 1500 pounds of food. We are fighting every insecurity one student at a time. 

Students served during first 6 months