Support Services For Students

STUDENT SERVICES

Check back frequently as new information will be added as it becomes available.


COM Cupboard

Due to guidance related to COVID-19, College of Marin has stopped the COM Cupboard distribution. This includes our daily pantry in Student Health Services, Tuesday pop-up pantry in the Student Services Center, and our Wednesday farmers market stand in front of the Learning Resources Center.

We understand that many of our students rely on this resource and want to be sure that you continue to have access to healthy food. Please see the following information to find available food near you.

SF.Marin Food Locator
Please note that food locations are subject to change so we encourage you to check here for the most up to date information.

211.org
Call 211 from your phone for the nearest food availability in your area.


Counseling

To Schedule a General Counseling Appointment
  1. Log in to schedule a counseling appointment
    or email Chelsey Perez at cperez7054@marin.edu
  2. Once scheduled you will receive a link to a Zoom meeting via email.
  3. At the time of the appointment, join the meeting via the Zoom link or phone using one of the numbers in the Zoom email.
  4. Please cancel the appointment through the MyCOM portal if you are unable to attend.
To Schedule an EOPS or CalWORKs Counseling Appointment
To Schedule a SAS Counseling Appointment
  • Email your request to SAS@marin.edu, or
  • Call (415) 485-9406 and leave a message with your full name, M00 number, and a phone number to return your call.​

Food Resources

Due to guidance related to COVID-19, College of Marin has stopped the COM Cupboard distribution. This includes our daily pantry in Student Health Services, Tuesday pop-up pantry in the Student Services Center, and our Wednesday farmers market stand in front of the Learning Resources Center.

We understand that many of our students rely on this resource and want to be sure that you continue to have access to healthy food. Please see the following information to find available food near you.

SF.Marin Food Locator
Please note that food locations are subject to change so we encourage you to check here for the most up to date information.

211.org
Call 211 from your phone for the nearest food availability in your area.


Health Services

Student Health Services are suspended (in-person and virtual) from May 23 – August 16, 2020. Telehealth services for the fall semester will resume at 9 a.m. on August 17.

If you are experiencing an emergency call 911
COVID-19 Hotline (415) 473-7191
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are uninsured call Marin County Public Health Department (415) 473-4163

Student Health Services Community Resource Guide (PDF)


COM Psychological Services

COM Psychological Services will provide remote support to currently enrolled COM students via phone or Zoom. To schedule an appointment, please call and leave a message: (415) 485-9649


Library Services


Math Lab

The Math Lab offers free math tutoring and help with homework questions for currently enrolled students. You can schedule an appointment with an instructor/tutor for a particular day and time.

To Schedule a Remote Math Lab Appointment
  1. Log in to schedule a Math Lab appointment
  2. Once scheduled you and the instructor/tutor will receive a link to a Zoom meeting via email.
  3. At the time of the appointment, join the meeting via the Zoom link.
  4. Please cancel the appointment if you are unable to attend.

Online Writing Center

The Online Writing Center (OWC) is open 24/7, seven days a week providing free online tutoring and support for all aspects of the writing process. To receive tutoring, please visit the OWC webpage at http://ss.marin.edu/tutoring-labs#owc and follow the instructions provided. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email Beth Sheofsky at esheofsky@marin.edu.


Tutoring and Learning Center

The Tutoring and Learning Center is providing tutoring through Zoom. To receive tutoring, access Zoom sessions listed in the tutoring schedule. If you need help joining tutoring sessions or have other questions, please email AskTutoring@marin.edu or contact Tutoring and Learning Center Coordinator Oksana Pensabene at opensabene@marin.edu.


Virtual Reading and Writing Lab

Currently enrolled students can schedule an online, real-time tutoring appointment with an instructor from the Reading and Writing Lab. Each appointment is 20 minutes long.

To schedule a virtual Reading and Writing Lab appointment:

  1. Log in to schedule a virtual RWL appointment
  2. Once scheduled, you and the instructor/tutor will receive a link to a Zoom meeting via email.
  3. At the time of the appointment, join the meeting via the Zoom link.
  4. The instructor may ask you to e-mail your rough draft or share your rough draft through Zoom.
  5. Please cancel the appointment if you are unable to attend.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT


Access to Reduced Cost or Free Internet

If you need reduced-cost or free internet access, there are multiple organizations that are providing support. We encourage you to research each option to find the best fit for you.


Apply for PG&E Monthy Discounts

CARE and FERA are PG&E discount programs that help eligible customers pay their energy bills. Over 1.4 million customers are receiving a bill discount through these two programs. Complete the online CARE/FERA enrollment form to find out if you’re eligible.


Employment/Unemployment

Employment Development Department (EDD)
Apply for unemployment online or call (800) 300-5616 between 8 am and noon.

EDD updates related to COVID-19 for workers and employers

OnwardCA

OnwardCA.org is a new resource for Californians impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees can access emergency resources and connect to employers seeking people with their current skill set

CareerPoint North Bay
Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Latest News and Resources for Your Business
Workforce Alliance of the North Bay
  • Register for free weekly webinars to share information about the valuable resources available to COVID-19 impacted workers, provided by EDD Workforce Services, CareerPoint North Bay, and partners.

Financial Assistance

The following Marin agencies are conducting phone appointments to provide financial assistance for rent or other emergencies.

Canal Alliance (415) 454-2640

Adopt A Family (415) 456-7805 (families with minor children)

North Bay Community Services (415) 897-4147 ext. 112 (Novato residents)

St. Vincent de Paul (415) 454-3303

Salvation Army (415) 459-4520

Financial Coaching and Wellness
Community Action Marin / Sparkpoint also provides financial coaching and wellness. To schedule an appointment call (415) 457-8811 ext. 7860, or email outreach@marin.edu.


Foster Youth

Free mobile phones with WiFi Hotspots to foster youth and homeless youth (not limited to California community college students).

Free refurbished laptops for California community college current and former foster youth:
Email Holly hsiino@foundationccc.org or Jessica jsmith@foundationccc.org


Health and Well-Being

Food Resources

SF.Marin Food Locator
Please note that food locations are subject to change so we encourage you to check here for the most up to date information.

211.org
Call 211 from your phone for the nearest food availability in your area.

Community Action Marin continues to provide meals for families and emergency services. (415) 526-7500

Health Insurance

Covered California(800) 300-1506

Student Insurance USA(310) 826-5688

Isolation Resources

Institute on Aging Friendship Line (800) 971-0016
Library Beyond Walls (415) 663-8818
Without Walls Network-Well Connected (877) 797-7299

Mental Health Support

COM Psychological Services will provide remote support to currently enrolled COM students via phone or Zoom. To schedule an appointment, please call and leave a message(415) 485-9649

If you are managing existing mental health conditions, you should prioritize self-care and reach out to your clinician if you have questions or concerns.


Housing/Homelessness

Designated mobile shower and portable bathroom locations, hand washing stations,lunch and food locations, and information about case management services: https://housingfirst.marinhhs.org/

Emergency Ban on Evictions

Marin County emergency resolution prevents residents and business owners from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eviction Ban Information and Resources

Ritter Center (415) 457-8182

Moving/Storage

U-Haul offers 30 days free self-storage to help college students with a valid student ID. Collegeboxes.com is offering students a kit of standard moving boxes and packing supplies that can be shipped for free.


Immigrant Resources

Canal Alliance (415) 454-2640

Legal Aid of Marin (415) 491-0230

Marin Rapid Response Network (415) 965-7056 (info line)


Undocumented Students

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has compiled resources for undocumented students, including current relief funds, access to healthcare, cash and food assistance, unemployment insurance, worker's compensation, and more.