We work with students to address life challenges that are preventing academic success. We want to see you graduate! Our warm friendly environment provides comfort when you are going through life’s challenges. Our role is to connect you with the resources and services that will help you overcome these challenges. 

Our services


Onondaga Community College has a free Food Pantry located in the Community Care Hub that is open to all students (on/off campus and workforce development students) and is supported by student volunteers. We can provide you with short-term food assistance and we can connect you with community and government resources that will help you with long-term food assistance.

Students are able to utilize the Food Pantry once every 14 days. No appointment is necessary, but if you would like to make one, please call (315) 498-2675. We are located in Gordon room 230.

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm.

For Pregnant and Parenting Students with children under 18 years old

Our Family Empowerment Case Managers can help you find daycare and ways to afford child- care while attending college. We can also connect you to community resources for parents that are specifically designed to help reduce the stress associated with balancing school/work/life at home.

Call to make an appointment to meet with a Case Manger:

Iryna Chushak
(315) 498-2499
Cell: (315) 430-0067
Monday & Thursday 7am-3:30pm

Bonnie Walts
(315) 753-9037
Monday thru Thursday 2:30-6:30pm

Come chat with CCH staff Sarah and Jerry about hot topics relevant to college students!

3-4pm in the First Floor Lounge

Residence Hall A

  • September 7
  • October 12
  • November 2
  • November 30

Residence Hall B

  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 9
  • December 7

Residence Hall C

  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 14


Stop by the Community Care Hub (Gordon 230) to meet with any of these community resources on their schedule dates and times.


Organization Dates Time What they offer Contact Info
ACR Health Gordon Hallway on Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ACR Health offers a wide variety of services, including:

  • Navigators to assist with insurance needs
  • Q Center - Support for LGBTQ youth and their families
  • CAPP - Reproductive and sexual health - condoms and lube
  • FREE and confidential HIV and STI testing
  • Syring Exchange - A drug user Health Hub and more

Main Number (315)475-2430


CAPP (Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) - (315)415-6041, call or text



Gordon Hallway on Tuesdays

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. AmeriCU offers free memberships and solutions for budgeting, saving money, understanding credit and more. 

Paula Ford
ext. 6140


Tab Rightmyre

ext. 6278

Family Planning of Syracuse Gordon Hallway on Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We offer affordable and confidential services to the community regarding sexual health and wellness. Our clinic provides services such as birth control, STI testing and treatment, annual wellness examinations, pregnancy testing, free emergency contraception, and many more.

Shannon Hefti
Health Education Coordinator

Health Education Team

Family Planning Clinic

Fidelis Care Gordon Hallway on Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Fidelis offers New York State-funded health insurance options. It also assists students with health insurance and medical needs. They help facilitate enrollment in various insurance plans such as Fidelis Care, Excellus, United Healthcare, Molina Healthcare, and explore other options that may be available to students. 





Stephanie Pestillo



Beatris Gonzalez

(Health Benefit Rep.)


Interfaith Works of CNY (Center for New Americans)

Gordon Hallway on Mondays


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. InterFaith Works affirms the dignity of each person and every faith tradition, build racial and religious equity, and creates bridges of understanding among us.  Grace Carlic
Office for New Americans CNY
Immigrant Community Navigator
(315)449-3552 x220
Legal Services of CNY N/A N/A They provide free civil legal services (not criminal) to low-income individuals and families. 315-703-6500
NBLCH (National Black Leadership Commission on Health)

Gordon Hallways on Tuesdays

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NBLCH promotes the health and well-being of Black communities through advocacy, policy and action. They also provide campus outreach and HIV testing.

Marlo Judge



PEACE, Inc. (Tax Prep) N/A N/A PEACE, Inc. helps people with low to moderate income receive the largest refund possible and access to all eligible tax credits. Free on-site tax prep; free off-site tax prep via document drop-off service.  Ralph Lyke
Planned Parenthood

Gordon Hallway on Wednesdays

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Planned Parenthood provides information, referrals and resources related to reproductive health care. They assist in scheduling appointments with outside agencies. They also provide safer sex materials (information, condoms, internal condoms, dental dams and lube) and other Planned Parenthood merch. 

Hillary Warner



REACH (Protection Connection) Gordon Hallway on Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. They provide accurate, comprehensive, non-judgmental information about sexual health and services. REACH gives free condoms, dental dams, lube and other materials to make sex safer and more pleasurable. They also provide assistance with setting up reproductive health appointments as well as other health, academic, occupational, and financial services.

Main Number: (315)424-0009

Camry LeRoux

REACH (Healthy Families) N/A N/A REACH provides assistance with applying for health insurance, Public Assistance, SNAP, WIC. They also help with family planning, finding daycare, finding a dentist, a doctor for you and your bab, as well as conducting health screenings, giving breastfeeding support, prenatal education, and more. 

Brandi Tracy



RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment) Education Department Gordon Hallway on Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. RISE provides assistance setting and achieving academic and career-related goals and navigating your college experience. 

Hillary Oddo



RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment) Bridging Case Management and Employment Department Gordon Hallway on Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. They assist refugees and immigrants in navigating everyday tasks that may seem overwhelming or complex but are ultimately necessary for their path to self-sufficiency.

Serge Ilambo



Small Business Development Center (SBDC) N/A N/A Provides one-on-one business advising/coaching for entrepreneurs, start-up and existing businesses in the areas of business plan development, cost analysis, financial management, marketing, financing, strategies, and business expansion. 

Frank Cetera (Advanced Certified Senior Business Advisor)


Book an appointment

Mulroy Hall, Room 421A


Syracuse Community Health Center (Wellcare) Gordon Suite 134 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open to all members of campus. Offering Urgent Care, Acute Visits, Basic Wellcare, Physicals, Reproductive Health, Mental Health Services and Medication Management, Immunizations and more. TeleMedicine also available!

OCC Campus



Main Office 


Syracuse Community Connections

Empowered! Self Esteem Support Group  Whitney 315


CLEAR (6-week program) informed decision making, and self-regulation  Whitney 316


Project Inner Peace: Support group for those looking to heal past wounds and trauma related to unwanted sexual advancements and experiences.  Whitney 315

9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2 (4-5pm) 9/22, 10/20, 11/17 (11:15-12:15)


9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 (11:15-12:15)



9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1 (11:15-12:15) 9/23, 10/21, 11/18 (4-5pm)

JEWELS (Journey to Empower Women through Everyday Life Situations) Support groups for informed decision making, self-regulation, self-esteem, building healthy relationships, victims of sexual trauma.


FACES (Facing Adversity in our Community through Education and Support) HIV/STD prevention program for men, designed to encourage condom use and improve condom negotiation skills. Community navigation/ linkage and Fatherhood Program.

Shardá Sanders

(Intervention Specialist)

(315) 632-1518 Ssanders@smnfswcc.org


Joe Ogletree

(Intervention Specialist)

(315) 671-5829 JOgletree@smnfswcc.org

United Healthcare

(Health Insurance Coverage and Enrollment)

Gordon Hallways on Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. UnitedHealthcare offers NY State sponsored health insurance programs for students and families (e.g. Medicaid, Essential Plan & Child Health Plus). Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. We explore all health insurance options and help facilitate enrollment in the best plan for the student and/or their family.

Joanne Wynings

(315) 415-9676 joanne_wynings@uhc.com

Vera House Gordon Hallway on Mondays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Vera House Office Hours are for students to be able to discuss any questions or concerns that they may have about any issues realted to domestic or sexual violence, abuse, consent, or unhealthy relationships. Vera House advocates are confidential and anonymous resources who can help with navigating systems, understanding what your options and rights are, getting you connected to resources and ongoing assistance. Drop-ins or appointments are available.

Main Phone



Chris Kosakowski



Tiffany Bre



Confidential Zoom:


Volunteer Lawyers

Project of CNY


VLP of CNY assists with a range of civil legal issues including: Family Legal Support (Family Court Clinic, Divorce Clinic, Domestic Violence)


Housing and Homeless Advocacy (Renters Rights in CNY, Syracuse City Landlord Tenant Court, East Syracuse Landlord Tenant Justice Court, Homeless Advocacy and Prevention, Tenants' Rights Counseling)


Elder Law (Surrogate's Court Clinic, Hospital Clinic Wills, Power of Attorney & Planning Services)


Economic Opportunity Debt, Small Business - Community Economic Development, New Start Program - Reentry Assistance, Nonprofits)


Talk to a Lawyer Community Clinics Veterans Immigration LGBT Rights Virtual Court Access

Main Phone (315) 471-3409 Online Intake: https://vlpcny.org/index.php/i ntake/