Community Care Hub

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 Food Link located in the Community Care Hub that is open to all students (on/off campus and workforce development students).  We can provide you with food assistance short-term while we connect you with community and government resources that will help you with food assistance long-term. To schedule an appointment, call 315-498-2801, or stop in.

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

March 9

March 23

April 6

April 20

May 4

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

Fidelis Care N/A N/A 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

[email protected]


Beatris Gonzalez

(Health Benefit Rep.)


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)


March 11

March 25

April 8

May 6

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 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

[email protected]


Planned Parenthood


April 7

April 21

May 5

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

[email protected]rg


REACH (Protection Connection) N/A N/A 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.

Wendy Ramsay


[email protected]

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


[email protected]

RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment) Education Department N/A N/A 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 Employement Department N/A N/A They assist refugees and immigrants in navigating everday 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


Vera House N/A N/A 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 your connected to resources and ongoing assistance. Drop-ins or appointments are available.

Main Phone



Chris Kosakowski

[email protected]


Tiffany Bre

[email protected]


Confidential Zoom:

[email protected]


For Pregnant and Parenting Students

The Community Care Hub can help you find daycare and ways to afford these childcare while attending college.  We can also connect you to community resources for parents that are specifically designed to help reduce the stress associated with finding affordable child care.

Drop-In Counseling Hours are conducted by Licensed Social Workers Joelle Conant and Donna Lucente. Stop by to talk and be heard!

Residence Hall Date Time
Res Hall C 3/8 4 pm - 6 pm
Res Hall A 3/10 1 pm - 3 pm
Res Hall A 3/22 4 pm - 6 pm
Res Hall C 3/29 4 pm - 6 pm
Res Hall A 3/31

1 pm - 3 pm

Res Hall C 4/7 1 pm - 3 pm
Res Hall A 4/12 4 pm - 6 pm
Res Hall C 4/19

4 pm - 6 pm

Res Hall A 4/21 1 pm - 3 pm
Res Hall C 4/28 1 pm - 3 pm
Res Hall A 5/3 4 pm - 6 pm
Res Hall C 5/10 4 pm - 6 pm
Res Hall A 5/12 1 pm - 3 pm
Res Hall C 5/19 1 pm - 3 pm