What is OCC Cares?

OCC Cares is an initiative meant to connect students with resources for basic needs to positively impact their well-being and college success. It is our goal to keep our students, staff and the community as safe as possible while providing continued service during this critical time by limiting exposure to the COVID-19 virus. As a result, OCC Cares has transitioned online to help our students during these difficult times.

Beginning August 29th, 2022, Orange Coast College Students will have access to free bus passes!

Click here for details

OCTA  Bus Pass

Download the OC Bus App to your smartphone at OCC's College Pass at OCTA. 

To create your account, you must use your registered ORANGE COAST COLLEGE email address. Your pass will appear in the "My Ticket" section.

OCC Cares Resource Request Forms

We know that many of our students face financial, physical, emotional, and/or academic challenges. Orange Coast College cares about our students' success and well-being during these difficult times. We are here to help. 

Please fill out the OCC Cares Resource Request Form - Fall 2022 to request resources such as basic & essential needs resources, information on technology loans, and more! 

Please fill out the OCC Cares Textbook Support Request Form - Fall 2022 to request support in purchasing your OCC textbooks for the Fall 2022 semester!


Please fill out the OCC Cares Hardship Grant Request Form to request financial support due to unforeseen circumstances.


Additional Essential Needs Resources: 

Make the most of the public resources available to you from state and county services:

  • 211OC: Dial or Text 211; OR call (888) 600-4357 toll free

  • Orange County COVID-19 Hotline: A new Orange County hotline is now available for all inquiries related to COVID-19. Call 833-426-6411 or Text OCCOVID19 to 888-777

Upcoming Virtual Events: 

Join us for virtual events hosted by OCC Cares Staff!

  • More information to come soon!

Meet our OCC Cares and Pirates' Cove Pantry Team

Vivien McGrath 
Pirates' Cove Pantry CalFresh Specialist 
(714) 432-6892 ext. 26892
Steve Parker
Pirates' Cove Food Pantry and Resource Center
(714) 432-0202 ext. 25813
Tuan Vo
OCC Cares/Pirates' Cove/ Pantry Program Coordinator 
(714) 432-0202 ext. 26492