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Student Benefits Navigator

The Student Benefits Navigator is available to connect students to campus and community resources for basic needs such as childcare, clothing, transportation, housing, food, and mental/physical health.

  • Can also support access and completion of Financial Aid applications and connect eligible students to different grants offered through Wenatchee Valley College.

Some of the resources that the Student Benefits Navigator can assist/connect you with are:

  • Public benefits
    • Working Connections Child Care
    • Basic Food Enrollment (SNAP/FAP)
  • Emergency Assistance Grants:
    • Can connect you with the BFET and SSEH grants
  • Housing Supports (shelter, utilities)
  • Knights Kupboard and community food pantries/banks

If you're in need of assistance and would like to get connected with the Student Benefits Navigator, please click on this needs/assistance intake form link or scan the QR Code:

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Contact 
Magali Olguin Ramos
Mish ee twie 1121B
509-682-6617
molguinramos@wvc.edu

 

*This is a new position all across Washington State, placed by the Washington State Legislature (Second Substitute House Bill 1559 [2023]). By law, all Community and Technical Colleges have to have a benefits navigator to create a single point of contact for students to access resources for their basic needs. Student basic needs consist of food, water, shelter, clothing, physical health, mental health, childcare, or similar needs that students enrolled at an institution of higher education, tribal college, or community or technical college may face difficulty with, and that hinders their ability to begin or continue their enrollment.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Las agencias estatales o locales del Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP) y del Programa de Distribución de Alimentos en Reservaciones Indígenas (FDPIR), y sus subreceptores deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación: De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Personas con discapacidad que requieran medios alternos de comunicación para obtener información sobre el programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano), debe ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) donde solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877- 8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA que puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027s.pdf, en cualquier oficina del USDA, llamando al (833) 620-1071, o escribiendo una carta dirigida al USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse por:

  1. correo:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; o
  2. fax:
    (833)-256-1665, o (202)-690-7442; o
  3. correo electrónico:
    FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.