Student Resource Navigator

Everyone needs help sometimes!  If you are struggling to make ends meet and don’t know what resources are available we’re here to help.

If your basic needs are not being met and you would like help accessing assistance please complete the Basic Needs Assistance Request form, estimated completion time is 4 minutes.  You can also stop by the office located in Student Affairs.  We can help connect you to resources on campus and in the community.

Our goal is to provide support and assistance to OCCC students to address non-academic issues that can prevent degree completion including but not limited to: food and housing insecurity, mental and emotional health, physical health, childcare issues, and flexible employment opportunities.

The Resource Navigator will coordinate a wide range of resources, assist students in evaluating and addressing their specific barriers, and ensure students are aware of all the available resources and benefits.

  • Refer students to internal (On Campus) resources
  • Refer students to external partners
  • Connect students to local, state, and federal benefits and resources
    • Determine eligibility
    • Assist students through the application process
    • Ensure students maximize all the available resources and benefits
    • Enable students to continue and complete their college education


NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET is a participating member of Double-Up Food Bucks

How it works:   Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your Oregon Trail Card SNAP dollars at participating farmers markets. It’s easy with Double Up Food Bucks! For example, if you spend $20 of your SNAP dollars at a participating farmers market, we will give you another $20 to buy more locally grown fruits and vegetables.

SNAP participants can now earn up to $20 a day in Double Up Food Bucks!   Double Up food Bucks information  or find another participating market 

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00-1:00
Season Dates:  5/1 – 10/30

Participating Stores for Double Up Food Bucks:  Chester’s Market in Depoe Bay


Affordable Connectivity Program (Internet)

Students who qualify for a Pell Grant or SNAP benefits are eligible for $30 a month internet.

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills. To deliver maximum cost savings to families, Congress has secured commitments from 20 leading internet providers to offer ACP-eligible households a high-speed internet plan for no more than $30 per month. Eligible families who pair their ACP benefit with one of these plans can receive high-speed internet at no cost.

For more information  see the White House website


On-Campus Resources

Student Success Coaches

  • Blake Hagan, Carol Martin and Susan Spencer

STEP Program for students receiving SNAP benefits

  • STEP is the SNAP Training and Employment Program
  • Find out more about the STEP program

Opportunities for social connections through clubs and ASG

  • ASG is the official organization representing Oregon Coast Community College students
  • ASG operates under a constitution designed to promote student activities and a student voice
  • Find out more abut Associated Student Government

Community Resources - Food

General Food Resource Information

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance benefits

Local Farmers Markets

  • Lincoln City
  • Toledo
      Intersection of Hwy 101 and Angle Street
      Day: Thursday     Time: 10:00-3:00
  •  Newport
      Intersection of Hwy 101 and Angle Street
      Day: Saturday     Time: 9:00-1:00
  •  Waldport
      160 NW Alder St, Waldport, OR 97394
      Day: Wednesday Time: 9:00-1:00
  •  Yachats

Food Pantries

  • Lincoln City
    • Coast Vineyard Church (541-994-3699),  1505 NE 6th Drive:  Tues & Thurs 2:00 – 6:00 PM  (3rd Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
    • Salvation Army / Church of Christ (541-283-0659),  2160 NE Quay Place:  Fri 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Depoe Bay
    • Bayside Chapel (541-270-3404), 145 Collins Street:  Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  •  Newport
    • First Presbyterian Church (541-992-5723),  227 NE 12th Street:  Tuesday 3:00 – 6:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army (541-283-0659), 140 NE 4th Street:  Wed – Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Yachats
    • Yachats Community Presbyterian Church (541-547-3400 message), 360 W 7th Street:  Mon, Wed & Fri  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Community Resources - Mental & Emotional Health

Mental and Emotional Health

Don’t wait until it’s a crisis, act now to and get help through these challenging times

  • Lincoln County Crisis Line:  1-800-266-0288
    • 24 / 7
    • Provides a wide variety of specialized services available depending on individual needs
    • The first step is to call and schedule a screening appointment
    • A sliding-scale fee structure is available depending on eligibility (Accepts OHP and a variety of commercial insurances)

  • Oregon Health Authority 1-800-273-8255
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Veterans in Crisis

  • Domestic Violence, Abuse & Sexual Assault Resources
    • Child and Adult hotline:  1-855-503-7233
    • Lincoln County Victim’s Assistance:  541-265-3462



What’s this program all about?

Having a staff member focused entirely on helping you succeed at Oregon Coast Community College by providing a variety of non-academic support types–including those listed above.

Who is eligible?

All students enrolled in a credit seeking course may access the services of the Student Resource Navigator.

What’s in it for you?

Dedicated staff and resources to help you succeed at OCCC. As a student using the SRN program, you will receive:

  • One-on-one support to help with non-academic issues  (Type and amount of  support services depends on eligibility and funding availability.)
  • Help navigating the challenges of college life
  • Connections to on- and off-campus resources and services
  • Scholarship search

What’s next? 

Contact us!



Hours & Information

Hours:  8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Schedule an appointment


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