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REACH Project (Resources, Encouragement, and Advocacy for Crafton’s Homeless) Skip to main content

The REACH Project is dedicated to providing access, advocacy, resources, and support for homeless and at-risk students within the college.

The REACH Project is also a resource for ALL Crafton Hills students struggling to cope with mental, financial, or academic success..

REACH services include:

  • Referral to social services
  • Fast-tracked referral to EOPS, Counseling, Health and Wellness Center, Mental Health Services, and other college services
  • Financial Aid and Admissions assistance
  • Referral to the CHC COACH Cupboard (Food Pantry)
  • Referral to resources for academic success 

The federal McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless students as those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. They may:

  • Share the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • Be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters, or awaiting foster care placement
  • Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Be living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings

REACH Contacts:

Rebecca Orta, Student Success Advisor, Counseling Department (CCR-202):; 909-389-3450.

Frances Southerland-Amsden, Student Success Advisor, Counseling Department (CCR-202):; 909-389-3361.

  • Community Resources - Please call or email for a list of available community resources.