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.

OCC Cares Resource Request Forms

We know that due to COVID-19, many of our students now face heightened financial, physical, emotional, and academic challenges. Orange Coast College cares about our students' success and well-being during these difficult times. We are here to help. There are three ways you can request support from OCC:

 OCC Cares Resource Request Form for Summer 2022

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


 Orange Coast College Summer 2022 Textbook Assistance Request Form

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


We are also able to offer Emergency Support on a limited basis to students who are in need of Emergency Support. At the moment, our request form for Emergency Support is closed. Please come back to this website for the request form for Emergency Grants at a later date.

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

Steve Parker
Pirates' Cove Food Pantry and Resource Center
(714) 432-0202 ext. 25813
Vivien McGrath 
Pirates' Cove Pantry CalFresh Specialist 
(714) 432-6892 ext. 26892
Tinoco Oliveros Guadalupe 
Housing Specialist 
(714) 432-0202 ext. 26491
Tuan Vo
OCC Cares/ Pirates' Cove Pantry Program Coordinator 
(714) 432-0202 ext. 26492