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Resources for Getting Your Basic Needs Met

May 18, 2020

CAPS understands that during this difficult time of pandemic some members of our Purdue Community may be struggling getting their basic needs met, including access to food and other essential goods, economic, employment, and other important services. Here are some resources that may be of some help. Please know that CAPS is here for you and encourages you to call 765-494-6995 if you would like to speak with a case manager about additional community resources.

For information about medical insurance, paying essential bills, student loans, academic support, or food insecurity please click on the following links:

On Campus Support:

ACE Campus Food Pantry

RecWell Nutrition Services

ODOS Resources and Support- Academic Support, Advocacy & Support, Career & Academic Advising, Diversity & Inclusion, Financial Support, Health & Wellness, Housing & Residential Life

Purdue COVID-19 Updates – Information about access to printing, internet access, course planning, accommodations for students with disabilities, and financial assistance

Student Medical and Prescription Insurance Enrollment – Domestic Students, International Students, Graduate Student Staff, and Fellowship Students

Career Success Services - Finding employment and internships

Student Legal Services

Off Campus Support:

Student Guide to Surviving Covid-19 - courtesy of

Greater Lafayette Indiana COVID-19 Mutual AID

Food Finders

Indiana Food Banks

Lafayette Urban Ministry – Financial Assistance, prescription assistance, food programs, and homeless services

Catherine’s Closet at St.Thomas Aquinas – personal hygiene needs; please call 765-743-4652 or email for additional information


Super Cook – Recipes for ingredients you already have in your kitchen

Fridge Food – Find Recipes for ingredients you have on hand

Forks over Knives – Healthy Recipes, Meal Plans and At Home Tips

Community Wellbeing - Identify how you can be of service to others

Second Helpings – Support local food banks and children displaced from school meals

American Red Cross – Local Indiana Blood Donation Centers and Information

How & Where to help support & donate locally

Financial Wellbeing for yourself and your family

Consumer Financial Protection Agency- Mortgage and housing financial support

Financial Relief Resources during COVID 19

Dave Ramsey – How the Coronavirus is effecting the economy

Smart Money Moves during Coronavirus & Financial Help with Suze Orman