Equipo de Nutrición y Apoyos Esenciales

Nourishment & Essential Supports Team

MISSION: It is our mission is to assist students who are experiencing nourishment and essential needs barriers (housing and food insecurity, and other basic needs) and connect them with campus and community resources so they can successfully complete their educational and career goals.
Students, faculty and staff can submit a "Just Report It" referral form (see below) and someone from our team will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

The NEST is a dedicated essential needs center, where Seahawks can access resources, receive support, and connect with relevant services. We provide a hub for food assistance, housing stability, financial counseling, and other essential resources.

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  • Watsonville Campus: A Building 3rd Floor

  • Aptos Campus: 902

  • Offices open Monday-Thursday (9am-5pm)

  • Virtual drop-in Fridays (12-1pm)

  • Virtual Appointments available Monday-Friday (9am-5pm)

Monica Mendenhall
Retention and Basic Needs Coordinator
(831) 477-3382
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Elizabeth Cancino-Perez
Housing Resource Specialist
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Jazmin Fonseca Vargas
Aptos Food Resource Specialist
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Karina Collins
Watsonville Food Resource Specialist
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Tiffany Tappin
Watsonville & Aptos Resource Spot Specialist
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Nourishment & essentials are basic rights for all Cabrillo College students.
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