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The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (2021) has repeatedly documented that as many as half of all students experience basic needs insecurity. During the COViD-19 pandemic nearly three in five students lacked adequate access to food or housing. SSC has launched resources to support the basic needs of its students.

For students who are experiencing homelessness there is financial assistance. The FAFSA contains three questions that ask about homelessness and this status must be verified. The Financial Aid Office at SSC can work with students whose housing status has changed. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office via email sscfinaid@ssc.edu, by phone at (708) 596-2000 ext. 5780, or visit Room 2355.

There is no on-campus housing at South Suburban College. If you are a resident of suburban Cook County and you are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of experiencing homelessness, call the Suburban Cook Call Center at 877-426-6515 (Monday and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm; Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30am to 7:00pm).


Dr. Anissa Jones
Dean of Student Development/Benefits Navigator

Devon Powell
Dean of Student Services/Homelessness Liaison

Christina Gutierrez
Manager of Onboarding & Outreach/Undocumented Student Liaison

Alexandra Glumac
Office of Violence Against Women

Peer Mentor Program


South Suburban Cook County appointment and walk-in services for people and families experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness.

Comprehensive services for people between the ages of 14 to 26 who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness.

Chicago Heights Housing and Shelter Support Office (SSPADS)
414 W. Lincoln Highway, Chicago Heights, IL 60411. PHONE: (708) 332-7700.

The Housing Authority of COOK COUNTY
Public housing and voucher programs in Cook county.

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS): Housing
Find emergency and transitional housing in Illinois.

Find low income rental housing in Illinois.

Cook County Illinois Women’s Shelters and Services
Women’s shelters and housing in Cook county.

The Night Ministry
Chicago based organization provides housing and healthcare support.

Restoration Ministries
Faith-based residential addiction recovery programs: Harvey House and Tabitha House for Women.

The Hope Center
Research center for housing and food insecurity impact on college students.

SSC Healthy Corner
South Suburban College food pantry for students.