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In an Emergency, dial 911, and then notify CCCC Security.

For students experiencing a medical or life threatening emergency, call 911. If you need the police, ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer. CIT officers have received training in assisting persons experiencing mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and substance use challenges. These officers have also received training in situation de-escalation.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree provides toys and clothes to children of current curriculum CCCC students in need during the holiday season. Students can submit their children for consideration for the program. If selected, they will be placed on our "eTree" for adoption. Current students, staff, and faculty are then able to adopt an Angel.

Find out more about the Angel Tree Program.

Campus Security and Local Police/Sheriff Offices

Chatham County

Sheriff's Department
(919) 542-2811

Harnett County

Campus Security
(910) 814-8813

Harnett Co. Sheriff
(910) 893-9111

Lillington Police Dept.
(910) 893-3015

Dunn Police Dept.
(910) 892-2399

Lee County

Campus Security
(919) 718-7512

Lee Co. Sheriff
(919) 718-4577

Sanford Police Dept.
(919) 775-8268

Pittsboro

Campus Security
(919) 542-8066 or (919) 542-8011

Police Department
(919) 542-3200

Siler City

Campus Security
(919) 545-8680 or (919) 545-8661

Police Department
(919) 742-5626

Child Care Resources

Child Care Assistance

The Child Care Grant Program provides financial assistance for parents returning to school.

Students in College/University Transfer, associate's degree, and diploma programs may apply. They must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year and must be eligible to receive the Pell Grant. Online-only students are not eligible for the Child Care Grant Program.

Funding is limited; the program provides assistance for 8 to 12 students per year. Students with the greatest need will be served first. Eligibility criteria will be strictly enforced and may change without notice. For more information, check out the Child Care Assistance website.

Evening Child Care

Evening Child Care will be offered for actively enrolled evening students on the Lee Main Campus, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, check out the Evening Care website.

Connecting with Resources

Mental Health and Community Resources (pdf)
The mental health resources are a collection of resources by each CCCC county. The list does not reflect an endorsement of any given provider or service by CCCC.

AVISO Resource Guide

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Dreamkeeper Fund

The Dreamkeeper Fund provides just-in-time support for students facing emergency expenses that may derail them from completing their education or training program.

What to Know:

  • ALL currently enrolled students at CCCC are eligible for the Dreamkeeper Fund
  • Students can receive up to $400 once per academic year
  • Students must provide documentation of a one-time, time-limited emergency expense
  • Eligible expenses included: transportation, childcare, utilities, car repairs, tuition, books, course equipment or supplies, certification expenses, and MORE.
  • The Dreamkeeper Committee will respond to applications as quickly as possible, and always within two business days.

You can Apply online to the Dreamkeeper Fund.

Funds provided in part by:

Finish Line Grants

In an effort to support student success and completion at NC Community Colleges, Governor Roy Cooper announced the Finish Line Grant Program in July 2018. Many times students are faced with unforeseen financial circumstances that can impact the completion of their education or training program. Up to $1,000 per student is available in Finish Line Grant funding to help students overcome those financial barriers.

What to Know:

  • Students currently enrolled in any curriculum program and any occupational continuing education program are eligible for the Finish Line Grant Program.
  • Eligible students will have completed 50% of their education or training program and show an economic hardship.
  • Students must enroll in the WIOA Adult Program at their local NC Works Center to receive funding from the Finish Line Grant Program. CCCC can help with this process.
  • The Finish Line Grant program can help pay for transportation, childcare, tuition, utilities, car repairs, rent costs, and MORE!

Find out more about the Finish Line Grant and apply online.

Laptop Checkout

Do you need a laptop to complete your online classes? We currently have laptops available to check out through the library (subject to availability). Please fill out the Foundation Laptop Request Form to request a laptop.

Ruby McSwain Career Closet

The Ruby McSwain Career Closet is located in Wilkinson Hall and is managed by Phi Beta Lambda (Student Business Organization). The Career Closet is a clothing resource for students to be able to obtain professional dress for job interviews, upcoming career fairs, or other events where students would need professional dress.

If interested in visiting the Career Closet, complete the attached form and submit to any of the following staff members:

Aucompaugh, Mary Ann
Dept. Chair of Business Technologies
(919) 718-7464
maucompaugh@cccc.edu

Haley, Martin
Lead Accounting Instructor
(919) 718-7272
mhaley@cccc.edu

Riddle, Pam
OST Instructor
(910) 814-8842
priddle@cccc.edu

Rijkse, Shirley
Lead Instructor HR & Workforce Readiness
(919) 718-7446
srijkse@cccc.edu

Stainback, Erynn
Accounting Instructor
(919) 718-7571
estai049@cccc.edu

Interested in donating to the Career Closet? Any help with donations is appreciated. Contact Shirley Rijkse at srijkse@cccc.edu.

Ruby McSwain Cougar Market

The Ruby McSwain Cougar Market, CCCC's Food Pantry aspires to support student success by ensuring that no student goes hungry because of a lack of income or access to food. The Cougar Market is stocked with non-perishable snacks and meal items to temporarily alleviate immediate food insecurity for students and their families. In cases of persistent lack of access to food, Cougar Market works with students to connect them to appropriate community resources.

Cougar Market Request Form

S.T.A.R.S. Program

The S.T.A.R.S. Program is a self-sufficiency program designed to help low-income residents in Johnston, Lee and Harnett County identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented them from becoming independent. S.T.A.R.S. areas of concentration include: Employment, Education, Housing, Financial Literacy (budgeting) and goal-setting. If you are interested in making a positive change in your life, the lives of your family and your community ... contact us today.

Want more information?

Lee County Office
(919) 776-0746
225 Steele St., Sanford, NC

Harnett County Office
(910) 814-8360
745 Shawtown Rd, Suite A, Lillington, NC

S.T.A.R.S. Application Instructions

If you are interested in enrolling in the STARS Program or would like additional information about the program, please complete this preliminary application. You can fax the completed application to the county office in which you live. If you need assistance filling it out please come to the office and ask for a STARS Counselor, call to schedule an appointment (recommended) with a STARS Counselor at any of the following locations:

  • Call the Johnston County office and ask to speak to a STARS Counselor at (919) 934-2145, fax it to (919) 934-6231, mail the application to PO Drawer 711, Smithfield, NC 27577 or visit the office at 1102 Massey Street in Smithfield.
  • Call the Lee County office and ask to speak to a STARS Counselor at (919) 776-0746, fax it to (919) 774-1867, mail the application to PO Box 1061, Sanford, NC 27330 or visit the office at 225 S. Steele Street in Sanford.
  • Call the Harnett County office and ask to speak to a STARS Counselor at (910) 814-8360, fax it to (910) 814-8362, mail the application to PO Box 40, Lillington, NC 27546 or visit the office at 745 Shawtown Road Suite a in Lillington.

After the preliminary application has been received, you will receive a confirmation letter/email or phone call which will include the date, counselors' name and the time of your interview. You will not receive a follow-up letter; therefore you will need to place the letter in an eye-catching place. If you fail to keep this appointment or to reschedule (if this time is not convenient), we will assume that you are no longer interested in enrolling in the STARS Program. In order to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements and to speed up the process, you will need to bring the following items to the interview:

  • Valid Picture ID
  • Social Security Cards for everyone in the home related by blood, marriage or adoption.
  • Proof of income for the last 90 days (if applicable) of everyone in the home related by blood, marriage or adoption.

After the interview has been completed, you will be notified in writing within 3 business days of your status. If you have not heard from a STARS Counselor within that time frame, please call the office and ask for the STARS Senior Counselor or the CSBG Director.

The STARS Program is a self-sufficiency program designed to help low-income residents in Johnston, Lee and Harnett County identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented them from becoming independent. STARS areas of concentration include: Employment, Education, Housing, Financial Literacy (budgeting) and goal-setting. If you are interested in making a positive change in your life, the lives of your family and your community ... contact us today.

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program offers free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation to ALL students (Curriculum, Workforce Continuing Education, Career and College Ready, Dual Enrollment, and their permanent household family members) at Central Carolina Community College. Students get 3 sessions per issue, with unlimited issues.

The SAP has a network of counselors that are conveniently located. They can help you improve or resolve personal difficulties whether big or small or school-related.

Some examples of concerns that the SAP addresses include:

  • Family conflict
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Goal setting
  • Legal and financial issues
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • School-related issues

Confidentiality is one of the most important features of the SAP. No one will know that you have used this resource unless you offer that information or unless someone’s safety is threatened.

There is no cost to you for your phone calls or virtual, phone or face-to-face visits with the SAP. The North Carolina Community College System covers all expenses for this program.

To seek assistance through the Student Assistance Program, simply call (704) 529-1428 or (800) 633-3353. Additionally, students can request an appointment by visiting the SAP Website. Students can make appointments during the daytime or evening hours. Staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist you.

Additionally, the SAP provides student-life resources for such issues as legal and financial consultation, online learning and resources. Go to the SAP Website and log in with the following information:

  • Username: ccccsap
  • Password: guest