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About Us


Mission: Our Mission is to ensure that every student has safe, secure housing, access to healthy food, and financial stability, that will help them success at College of the Redwoods and in life.  


Our mission is to improve academic and social outcomes by increasing student retention, success, and completion rates among students attending College of the Redwoods who are housing and food insecure.

Basic Needs Center Staff      

Kristin Chorbi

Kristin Chorbi, Office Coordinator

Location and Hours


Eureka: Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm

After Hours: (707) 476-4455 or (707) 476-4112

Del Norte: Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:00am-3:00pm

Klamath-Trinity: By appointment only.  Call (530) 625-4821.

After Hours Resources

If you are experiencing a crisis, or if someone you know is, please call 911, or call the 24-hour Crisis Line at 707-445-7715. The toll-free number is 888-849-5728.

You can also call County Outpatient Services at 707-268-2900 and let them know that you need services. Once you are assessed, you may be eligible for  a wide variety of services, from counseling to assistance with housing.

If you are on a CR campus, you can also call Public Safety at 707-476-4111.

Core Values

Core Values of the Basic Needs Center

  • Community
  • Competence
  • Compassion
  • Communication
  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Culture

For more information, email or call 707-476-4455.

Equity vs Equality

   We are here to help even the playing field. 


Food Pantry

Mission Statement

The CR Resource Center seeks to decrease stigma and empower students to achieve academic success through increasing access to services and resources in a caring community.

Description of Services

The Resource Center provides application assistance and information on Cal Fresh and Medi-Cal, access to the Food Pantry, referrals to on and off campus programs in a welcoming community space.

Core Values of Pantry and Resource Center:

  • Dignity
  • Empowerment
  • Community
  • Respect for Diversity


Summer Hours: (June - August) : 10:00m - 2:00pm Monday - Thursday 

Fall Hours: 10:00am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday                  

  • If the Food Pantry is closed and you need access, please call (707) 476-4455  or Public Safety at 707-476-4112. 

Food Pantry Phone: 707-476-4616

Food pantry



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On Campus Housing

CR offers housing for up to 160 students in two buildings. Residency in the dorms includes a meal plan at the cafeteria, on site laundry facilities , and free admission to CR events.

Redwoods Room & Board Scholarship 

  • The College of the Redwoods Residence Hall Scholarship program is designed to provide transitional housing for students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
  • Each scholarship award is for one semester.The awards are renewable for a maximum of two academic years as long as the student continues to meet the scholarship requirement criteria.
  • The intent is to provide each student with the support and life skills to transition to off-campus housing as soon as they are capable.

Find out more.


Definition of Wellness

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.

"...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
- The World Health Organization

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Community Partners:

  • Office of Education (Humboldt, Del Norte)
  • Humboldt State University
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Continuum of Care Committee Member
  • Locally Delicious
  • College of the Redwoods department of Student Equity and Success
  • Blue Lake Family Resource Center
    • Blue Lake Community Resource Center
      312 South Railroad St. (P.O. Box 458)
      Blue Lake, CA 95525
      (707) 668-4281
  • Humboldt State University OhSNAP! -

Contact Us

Contact Information

Basic Needs Center

(707) 476-4616

Forum Building FM112

Mon - Thurs 10AM-2PM or by appointment.

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