Basic Needs

Marauder Basic Needs

Mission Statement

The Basic Needs Committee’s mission is to help Antelope Valley College students access on-campus and community resources to maximize student success in achieving educational goals. The committee strives to connect students with resources available, both on-campus and in the community that will address students’ basic needs so they can remain focused on education. The committee actively builds linkages and collaboration with partner agencies in the community that can help students meet their basic needs. Lastly, the committee seeks to promote awareness of resources to all students, faculty and staff.

To contact us please email

Apply here: Spring 2023 Basic Needs Application  

The Basic Needs Application is where you apply for the following resources/programs:

  • Food

    • Hearts & Hands Pantry (Day Bags/Weekly Groceries)

    • Marauder Market

  • Housing

    • AVC referrals to housing programs

  • Transportation

    • Campus Connect Bus Pass (AVTA/Kern)

    • Gas Cards

  • Mental Health

  • Family Resource Center

    • AVC students who have dependent children in their care can received items such as: Diapers, Wipes, Clothing, Baby Food, Shampoo/Soap, Toys, Books, etc. 

    • AVC Child Development Center

  • Physical Health (Vouchers)

    • Vision (Eye exam and lenses/frames if prescribed by Wallis Family Eyecare)

    • Dental (x-rays, oral exam, and dental cleaning with Valley Wide Dental)

    • In-person Medical (Summit Urgent Care)

  • Hygiene

    • Campus Showers

  • Clothing and Laundry

    • Laundry Card

  • Technology

    • WiFi Hotspot Loan

    • Computer Loan


Additional AVC Resources

Books HELP





Emergency Grant (ASO - up to $500)


Financial Aid

First and Second Year Experience

Job Placement

Learning Center


Student Equity



Community Resources


Housing Resources

Financial Resources 

General Resources

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Last updated: December 5, 2022