Advising Homeless Students

Come to this workshop to learn about the experiences of students experiencing housing and food instability along with methods and resources for effectively supporting them.

Training topics will include:

  • Macro level overview of students with housing and food instability
  • Experiences and stories of individual students on campus confronting these issues
  • Panel covering community and campus resources for students

This session will be facilitated by a group of academic advisors who are focusing on homeless and food instability student issues.


Resources from the Workshop


For additional background information on homeless students and higher education:

Food Resources:

  • Nutritious U Food Pantry, Coffman Union
  • SNAP for College Students
  • Second Harvest Heartland 1140 Gervais Ave, St. Paul
  • Second Harvest Heartland, various locations

Housing Resources:

  • Housing and Residential Life works with students in need of short-term housing.  The contact is Mannix Clark.  He can be reached at 612.624.8488 or  He oversees the Contracts and Assignments.  There is a cost associated with living on campus but it might alleviate housing challenges for a semester at least. The cost would be billed to their student account. 
  • Off-Campus Living works with students to identify housing options that might be more affordable.  
  • Mental health/ housing: There are crisis residences where people can stay temporarily but the person also needs to be going through a mental health crisis 

Community Resources:

  • St. Stephen’s Human Services
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (Services for Homeless and At-Risk Youth)
  • Avenues for Homeless Youth

Nationally based online resources to consider:

Event Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
35 Nicholson Hall