WVC receives Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH) grant

October 5, 2021 

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Kris King, student benefits navigator, 509-682-6613
Libby Siebens, WVC community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

WVC was approved to receive the Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH) grant this year as part of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) grant pilot program.

WVC is one of eight college districts selected to participate, The pilot program aims to assist students experiencing homelessness and students who were in the foster care system when they graduated high school.

According to SBCTC guidelines, colleges chosen to participate in the pilot program must provide certain accommodations to students that may include, but are not limited to:

  • access to laundry facilities;
  • access to storage, locker room and shower facilities;
  • reduced-price meals or meal plans, and access to food banks
  • access to technology
  • access to short-term housing or housing assistance, especially during seasonal breaks
  • case management services

Colleges participating in the pilot program must also provide information to students on existing community resources for individuals experiencing homelessness, including nonprofit organizations, the local housing authority, and the Department of Commerce's Office of Homeless Youth.

"WVC is honored to be a part of the SSEH pilot program," said WVC President Jim Richardson. “This grant will change the lives of our students who are most in need.”

Learn more about the grant on the SBCTC SSEH page. View all of WVC’s Workforce Grants at wvc.edu/WorkforceGrants.

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  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu.
  • To request disability accommodations: Director of Student Access, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.

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