Basic Needs

Welcome to the Basic Needs community at Diablo Valley College. Basic Needs are the conditions and resources you need to survive and thrive. These conditions and resources can include, but are not limited to food, housing, clothing, financial, and access to wellness and mental health services.

Our mission is to help connect you to:

  • food pantries and support programs
  • affordable temporary and permanent housing solutions
  • physical health, wellness and mental health services
  • textbooks and other materials or equipment required for online courses
  • financial resources to support financial emergencies and foster long-term financial wellness
  • resources for student parents

We are committed to supporting the basic needs of our students. Have a question? Email the Basic Needs staff

Free online mental & health services:

TimelyCare telehealth program for students

DVC is excited to offer a new telehealth program for students called TimelyCare. This FREE service provides access to 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care with TimelyCare. The TimelyCare telehealth Initiative is offered for one year by ASDVC in collaboration with Diablo Valley College.

More information here


Food Resources

Find local food pantries and support programs.

Housing Resources

Find local housing and shelter resources.

Health Resources

Find local health, wellness and mental health services.

Mamava Lactation Pods

Secure, clean, and accessible spaces to pump and nurse are available at both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses with Mamava Lactation Pods.

At Pleasant Hill campus, find the Mamava pod in the Student Services Center first floor, near room 125. Come to the Welcome Services front counter or call 925-969-2106 to receive a code from one of our staff.

At San Ramon campus, find the Mamava pod outside the Admissions lobby near room W148. Ask a staff member at the Front Desk or Admissions counter for the access code.

DVC Career Closet 

The DVC Career Closet enhances students' career readiness and boosts confidence by providing free professional attire and educational programming.

For more information, visit the Career Closet online or email the Career and Transfer Center.

HOPE/DVC survey data (2023)

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