Student Resource Center

Students are First at BMCC. We provide academic assistance and direction for you as a student during your experience at BMCC. We also care about your life outside of your academic pursuits. Below you will find some resources that are available at BMCC and in our community to support your wellbeing.

If you have any questions or if you would like to speak with MaRanda Soliz, your Resource Navigator, please email  msoliz@bluecc.edu541-278-5158, or click here to schedule an appointment.

Off-Campus Resources

CAPECO – Food pantries and meal sites in Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.
Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) serves those needing help with food and nutrition, housing, energy, youth programs, emergency assistance, and independent living.

Apply online for SNAP (food stamps) 

List of food pantries Umatilla, Morrow, Wheeler, Gilliam counties

CAPECO -for help finding housing with bad rental history, emergency housing, eviction notices, behind on rent, homeownership classes. Call 541-276-1926 to schedule a visit.

Affordable Connectivity Program via Biden Admin, provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills

Oregon Telephone Assistance Program– provides discounted or free phone or broadband service to qualifying low-income households

Wifi hotspots at library?

Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) – helps working families pay for childcare

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – cash benefits for low-income families with children.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children. 

Umatilla County CARE – Social services for children and parents

Pioneer Relief Nursery – infants, toddlers, and preschool programs in Pendleton

Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start

Oregon Child Development Coalition – childcare for disadvantaged children and families—has migrant and seasonal head start

Hope with Options – FREE services! Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling.

Umatilla County Public Health – general community health but also specific pregnancy and reproductive health services

Boys and Girls Aid – open-minded counseling for those unexpectedly pregnant 

Planned Parenthood Walla Walla – Affordable reproductive health services 

Community Counseling Solutions – Wide variety of behavioral health services including counseling and 24/7 crisis intervention. Sliding scale pricing.

 Gobhi – Behavioral Services non-profit.

Carson’s Place – Grief support

New Directions Northwest (Baker County) Mental health services

WorkSource Oregon – FREE services! One-stop career center to help you find jobs. 

Training and Employment Consortium (TEC) -Job search and career counseling services

To file for Unemployment benefits

Horizon Project – Provides opportunities for integration and independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as professional development for the people who support them.

Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living (EOCIL) – Offers independent living services, harm reduction and HIV community services, and 2Spirit & LGBTQIA+ resources.

The DPI Group – Employment services for those with disabilities and other barriers.

Eastern Oregon Recovery Center – Substance abuse services

Oregon Recovery and Treatment Centers – Counseling, drug testing, lab work, and other addiction services.

Addiction Center – Overview of treatment options, treatment search engine, and information about financing recovery

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) – Support groups

Domestic Violence Services, Inc – Advocacy, support, and emergency support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Victim Assistance Program via Umatilla County

RAINN – National anti-sexual violence organization.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) -immigration services, including legal aid.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Modest Means Program via the Oregon State Bar -lawyer referral tool and program to help low-income folks get legal aid. 

Need help getting started? Confused about how to apply for benefits? Click here to schedule a visit with the Resource Navigator, or email

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