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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.

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


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.

Emergency Financial Assistance

James French Dreamkeeper Student Emergency 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.
  • 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.

Food Assistance or Food Bank - Ruby McSwain Cougar Market

The Ruby McSwain Cougar Market, CCCC's FREE 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.

What to Know:

  • Any currently enrolled student can access the Cougar Market
  • The Food Pantry is open Monday - Friday, 10 - 2 p.m. and by appointment - contact Emily Hare at ehare@cccc.edu to set an appointment.
  • The Food Pantry is located in Douglas H. Wilkinson Sr. Hall on the Lee Main Campus
  • Can't get to Lee Main Campus? Hunger Free Zones can also be found at the locations listed below. At these locations, you can get immediate access to food and communicate future food-related needs to the noted Hunger Free Zone contact.
Lee County

Bell Welcome Center
Adam Wade – Admissions

Budd Hall
Cathy Woelfle

CFC Building, Gym
Carl Bryan

Classroom & Fitness Center
Sandra Bowen

Tammie Quick

John Ainsworth

CCCC Library – Lee Campus
Jessica Thomas

Hockaday Hall
Jessica Rogers - TRiO

Keller Health Building
Karen Lassiter


Lett Hall
Bianka Stumpf

Marchant Hall (Science Building)
Dave Baker, Emily Hare, Lisa Brown, Scott Byington

VMT Building
Megan Kelly

Financial Aid
Isaac Smith

Harnett County

Con-Ed Building
Pamela Fincher

Harnett Health Sciences
Consuela Blaizes

Academic Assistance Center
Jon Matthews and Trinnette Nichols (interim)

Susan Johnson

CCCC Library – Harnett County
Morgan Pruitt

Chatham County

Main Office, Building 41 (Main Campus)
Linda Bradford

Siler City Center
Tammie Quick

The CCCC Food Pantry operates through donations from students, faculty, staff, and the community and in partnership with the Christians United Outreach Center and the Food Bank of North Carolina.

Holiday Support - 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.

Housing and Independent Living Assistance - 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? Check out The S.T.A.R.S. Program website

Apply Now to the S.T.A.R.S. Program

  • Lee County Office
    (919) 776-0746
    225 Steele St., Sanford, NC
  • Harnett County Office
    (910) 814-8360
    745 Shawtown Rd, Suite A, Lillington, NC

LGBTQ+ Resources - Safe Zone


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact one of the Safe Zone Allies listed below or

Adam Wade
(919) 718-7526

CCCC Allies

Preferred Name Change Form

If your chosen name is different than your legal name, please complete the following form and submit to Jamie Childress, Dean of Enrollment at jchill111@cccc.edu

Any name changes made the week prior to the start of the semester or during a semester will immediately change on class rosters but will not update in Blackboard until the following semester.

Please be aware that by completing and signing this form that you consent that all mailings sent to your home address will be addressed using your preferred name.

Preferred Name Request Form

To change your display name in Cougarmail, please take few minutes to view the instructional video.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Central Carolina Community College serves the public without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex and sexual orientation, gender, family status, disability status, veteran status, or any health or genetic information.

LGBTQ+ Resources

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      Free, confidential, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in crisis or distress
      (800) 273-TALK (8255)
    • The Trevor Project
      National crisis line serving the LGBTQ youth community, also with chat, text, and social networking options
      (866) 488-7386
    • GLBT National Help Center
      Free, confidential telephone /internet peer-counseling, information, and resources
      (888) 843-4564 (all ages)
      (800) 246-7743 (under 25)
    • Trans Lifeline
      Crisis line serving trans people
      (877) 565-8860

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 come into the library at the Lee or Harnett campuses to check out a laptop.

Mental Health 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.

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

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Military & Veterans Resources - Green Zone

Veterans Crisis Line Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dial 988 then press 1, or text 838255 to be connected to resources. There is also a chat available at veteranscrisisline.net.

NCServes/NCCare360 stands committed to coordinate care for our community's active duty, veterans, and military connected families.

CCCC's Military Program understands the unique needs of service members and their spouses and make it possible for you to finish your college education, regardless of location.

Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Angie Estes

Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education.

Director of Veterans Upward Bound and Military Affiliated Initiatives
Jen Servi-Roberts
(919) 718-7539

Green Zone Trained Employees

  • Adana Arnold
  • Barbara Bera
  • Linda Bradford
  • Latoya Brower
  • Mary Brown
  • Thea Boyer
  • Amanda Carter
  • Mary Schmid Carter
  • Christi Copes
  • Peggy Cotten
  • Jennifer Dillon
  • Kelly Dorman
  • Angie Estes
  • Lincoln Frye
  • Jessica Gonzalez
  • Amy Gustavson
  • J. Reid Haslup
  • Lillian Hatton
  • Jessica Hinsley
  • Anna Hoel
  • Audra Kallimanis
  • Lisa Knight
  • Princess Lane
  • Derek K. Lewis
  • Karmisha G Hernandez Luciano
  • Denise Martin
  • Jaime McLeod
  • Heather Ocegueda
  • Suzannah Palumbo
  • Tom Peters
  • Christina Piard
  • Morgan Pruitt
  • April Raines
  • Jennifer Servi-Roberts
  • Samantha Sillaman
  • C. Allison Sills
  • Morgan Steele
  • Faye Stone
  • Haley Thomas
  • BJ Thompson
  • Adam Wade

Other Community Resources

AVISO Resource Guide

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Professional Clothing Assistance - 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

Haley, Martin
Lead Accounting Instructor
(919) 718-7272

Riddle, Pam
OST Instructor
(910) 814-8842

Rijkse, Shirley
Lead Instructor HR & Workforce Readiness
(919) 718-7446

Stainback, Erynn
Accounting Instructor
(919) 718-7571

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

Single Stop

Are life circumstances making it hard for you to focus on your education? Single Stop can help.

Central Carolina Community College partners with Single Stop, a non-profit organization, to create a one-stop shop that can connect you with a variety of resources you may need to stay focused on your academic goals. Single Stop helps students to get screened for multiple government benefits and local community resources, receive assistance in accessing those benefits and follow-up to make sure they're successful. Students can get screened quickly and it is completely free for qualifying Central Carolina Community College students.

Please email singlestop@cccc.edu for more information or the CCCC Single Stop Coordinator:

Ruth Purgason
CCCC Single Stop Coordinator
(919) 718-7249