Basic Needs

Parenting Students, you are like no Otter, and you belong!

At CSUMB Basic Needs Initiative, we recognize pregnancy, childbirth, and having young children can be challenging. We admire the dedication and perseverance it takes to be both a parent and a student. Parenting students are in a unique position that calls for a network of resources to ensure academic and personal success.

This page was created to highlight CSUMB's parenting student community and serve as a central location for both on and off-campus resources and community building.

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Basic Needs strives to provide support through our specific programs, community partnerships, and on-campus resources. We look forward to continuing to work to support you on your journey through higher education.

If you are a parenting student interested in getting guidance and learning more about resources available to you, please fill out our Basic Needs Referral Form and/or make an appointment with a Basic Needs member. 

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Looking for ways to get connected? Check out below!

On-Campus Resources and Support

CSUMB endeavors to support pregnant and parenting students by providing a number of on campus resources. These resources are provided in collaboration with numerous departments and facilities and are specifically for parenting students and children on campus.

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Off-Campus Resources and Support 

There are numerous community supports available for parents as well in the Monterey area. If you are interested in learning more about any of them, feel free to reach out to the organization directly. Additionally, Basic Needs is not affiliated with these programs but can provide you with additional information or connection as needed.

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