Hudson Helps

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The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. 
Coretta Scott King


Hudson Helps seeks to provide a thorough list of services, programs, and resources that address many basic needs of our HCCC community members beyond the classroom. The mission of Hudson Helps is to provide thoughtful, caring, and comprehensive information on access to services, programs, and resources that will assist in addressing basic needs beyond the classroom, ultimately resulting in greater student success.
Koral Booth
My experience as a student has been fulfilling on so many different levels, I’ve seen many things come into being that have been things that have been put to the forefront, not because of the staff’s or faculty’s needs, but because of the needs of the student.
Koral Booth
English and Acting, Class of 2020
Click here to view her full testimonial video.


The United States Government Accountability Offices (GAO) recently conducted research. They found that increasing evidence indicates that some college students are experiencing food insecurity, which could significantly affect their academic success negatively.
HCCC students experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days
HCCC students experienced housing insecurity in the previous year
HCCC students experienced homelessness in the previous year

Internal HCCC Resources

Hudson Helps is your one-stop for all student support services.

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Single Stop offers a one-stop off-ramp out of poverty by supporting families in meeting their basic needs.

Visit our Single Stop page here.


Apply for Cares Emergency Funding

Apply for Cares Emergency Funding here

HCCC is committed to helping students overcome unexpected life barriers that hinder their academic success. We know an emergency or unexpected bill can derail a student's education. Please keep in mind, this form is only checked Monday through Friday when the College is open.

Students may request emergency funding for a one-time unexpected expense that may prevent them from continuing their education. The money will be paid directly to the third party on behalf of the student.

Tuition and fees do not qualify as emergency expenses. Please contact the Financial Aid Office (financial_aidFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE) for assistance with tuition and fees. You can also find scholarship opportunities, including a book scholarship at HCCC Scholarships.

Please submit this simple form and upload the bill or expense you request payment for. Someone from our Hudson Helps Resource Center will contact you and provide additional helpful resources. You can also contact them at emergencyfundFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE or (201) 360-4188.

Emergency Funding Request

To be eligible for emergency funding, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled and attending classes.
  • Making appropriate progress toward degree or credential attainment.
  • Not have a current code of conduct violation.
  • Meet with the Hudson Helps Resource Center to discuss additional support services.
  • Complete the SingleStop Benefits Screener.

To receive payment, organizations/individuals will need to submit a W9 form.

Questions about emergency funding should be sent to emergencyfundFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

Career Closet Hours Tuesday-Thursday 9:30AM-4:00PM

Book an Appointment for the Career Closet:


New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help them buy groceries through a benefits card accepted in most food retail stores and some farmer's markets. Eligibility is set by several factors, such as income and resources. You can use SNAP benefits to stretch your food budget and buy nutritious foods that can keep you and your family healthy.

Click here to learn more.

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Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training and more.

Click here to learn more.

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Donate and/or volunteer at the Food Pantry.

Visit our page here.

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The Hudson County Community College CARE Team strives to maintain a healthy, welcoming, and safe campus environment.  The HCCC CARE Team, in partnership with the college community, will engage in proactive approaches to address concerning student behavior.

Visit the Hudson CARE(S) Team Page.

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The Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center is here to help you with obstacles that might impact your academic goals. We embrace diversity, acknowledge that you are all unique and special. We will treat each of you with respect and dignity you deserve.  Our role is to advocate, support, and help you achieve your individualized Dreams. We will provide a Safe Place for all.

Visit our page here.

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TalkCampus is here and FREE for all HCCC students. We have partnered with Talk Campus resources and they will connect you with instant  peer-to-peer support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   

It is a safe place. You can remain anonymous or not, and you can talk about anything, judgement-free.

- your boyfriend broke up with you

- your dad is annoying 

- you're are stressed over school

- you have COVID-19 doesn’t matter.”

No more suffering in silence!    

TalkCampus also provides free guided meditations, wellness tips, sleep tips, and journaling advice.

Click here to learn more.

Additional Resources



Out of the Box Podcast - Hudson Helps Resource Center

February 2024
Joining the President for this session are Katherine Morales, Director, Hudson Helps Resource Center; Doreen Pontius-Molos, Director of Mental Health Counseling and Wellness, Hudson Helps Resource Center; and HCCC student Hannah Allen.

Click here


Events and Flyers

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline flyer.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Emergency Broadband Benefit flyer.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The NJ SNAP flyer.


The NJ SNAP Benefits flyer.

NJ SNAP Benefits

The NJ SNAP Fact Sheet flyer.

NJ SNAP Fact Sheet

The NJ SNAP English flyer.

NJ SNAP English Flyer

The NJ SNAP Spanish flyer.

NJ SNAP Spanish Flyer


Contact Information

Hudson Helps
Katherine Morales
Katherine Morales, MSW, LSW
Director of Hudson Helps Resource Center

70 Sip Avenue, Third Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4188
SMS: (201) 733-3189

Ariana Calle
Ariana Calle, MSW, LSW
Associate Director of Hudson Helps

70 Sip Avenue, Third Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4188

Kadira Johnson
Kadira Johnson, MSW, LSW
Basic Needs Social Worker

70 Sip Avenue, Third Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4188

Rehab Bensaid
Rehab Bensaid
Career Closet Coordinator

70 Sip Avenue, Third Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4188