If you or someone you know is in crisis...
We’re here to help.
If you are hungry, without safe shelter, or need the basics...
We’ve got your back! We know the community and can help you get what you need.
If you’re going through something...
We provide a listening ear and multiple avenues of support and resources.

Who We Are:
The Office of Student Advocacy at Passaic County Community College is here to help students with issues that can get in the way of their success. Student Advocacy connects students to necessary resources in areas of food insecurity, homelessness and housing, legal and medical resources, as well as provides a listening ear if students are experiencing personal struggles. Student Advocacy provides students with immediate help if they are experiencing a crisis, and also provides short term counseling with referrals to mental health agencies in the community. Student Advocacy is here to help students achieve success and wellness in all aspects of their lives.


Did you know… you’re not alone.

"An overwhelming majority of college students (85%) are experiencing increased stress and/or anxiety during COVID-19."

- TimelyMD nationwide survey

We are providing you with this referral list because we care!

  • First Call for Help (statewide services for food, shelter, counseling and related social services) 1-800-435-7555, www.NJ211.org
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • NJ Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-7233
  • Passaic County Women’s Center (24-hour crisis hotline for victims of domestic violence) 973-881-1450
  • Passaic County Women’s Center (immediate emergency/counseling for domestic violence) 973-881-0725
  • WAFA House (for victims of domestic violence) Services available for English, Arabic and Urdu speakers. 1-800-930-9232
  • St.Joseph’s University Regional Medical Center 973-754-2000

For the PDF of the referral list

Click Here!

Are you a little stressed? Take this Well-Being assessment

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Disclaimer: This assessment should not be used as medical advice. Please consult a licensed mental health professional.

Please visit these sites for more resources!

Contact Information:

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Tina Ribaudo, MSW
Student Advocacy Specialist
vribaudo@pccc.edu

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Lia Travers, LCSW
Coordinator of Student Advocacy
Ltravers@pccc.edu

Contact Information:
The Office of Student Advocacy
Founder’s Hall Room E201
studentadvocacy@pccc.edu
973.684.5554 - main line

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