Life Gap Plus

CCV is committed to dismantling barriers to student success. We’re here to help!

Life Gap Plus is a new CCV program designed to connect you with a wide range of resources, from food assistance to child care, that can help you be more successful in school. Life Gap Plus includes not only financial support to help you bridge challenging situations, but also tools and resources so you can avoid having to face those situations in the first place. 

Life Gap Plus includes:

  • Life Gap Grants. Just-in-time scholarships that can help you get through challenging, unexpected situations and stay focused on school. These situations can range from needing a new laptop to paying for a new tire for your car. To receive assistance through the Life Gap Grant, please fill out the application. A CCV username and password is needed for access.
  • Student Resource Centers. In CCV’s Montpelier, Winooski, Brattleboro, and Rutland academic centers, SRCs allow students to access information on community resources. Each student resource center also provides direct support by offering a space to pick up or make food.
  • Student Ambassadors. Peer-to-peer outreach around eligibility for food assistance through 3SquaresVT. Contact a Student Ambassador by emailing ambassador@ccv.edu.

If you have questions about the Life Gap Grant, or the Life Gap Plus program, reach out to your local financial aid counselor.

Life Gap Plus is supported by private donors, VSAC, Feeding Chittenden, Vermont Foodbank, Working Bridges, and Vermont 211.

Financial Assistance

Working Bridges Resources Coordinators

Wellness Resources

  • View and download our wellness resources flyer.
  • TalkCampus – TalkCampus is a mental health support network for students. This service has been built specifically for students and provides free peer support 24/7. TalkCampus is a safe place for students to connect and talk through their challenges. CCV students can log in and talk anonymously to other students around the world. Visit students.talkcampus.io/ccv to start receiving support today.
  • Crisis Text Line – The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information. Text “VT” to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond quickly.
  • Vermont 211 – A database containing programs and services available to Vermonters. Dial 2-1-1 to find services in your area.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Available 24/7 at 800-273-8255
  • Vermont Peer Support Line – Available 24/7 at 833-888-2557
  • Headspace – An online source for guided meditations to help with stress, sleep, focus, anxiety and more. Visit www.headspace.com/about-us to access.
  • Designated Agencies – Agencies in each geographic region of Vermont that provide mental health programs for adults and children. Visit www.mentalhealth.vermont.gov to find the DA in your area.
  • COVID Support VT – Designed to support wellness during the COVID pandemic.
  • Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO – This program is an anonymous, alcohol-specific brief feedback tool designed to help college students take a look at their alcohol use.CCV students can use this tool for free.

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Flu Shots and Other Vaccines

Food Assistance Resources

Child Care Resources

Youth Support

Domestic and Relationship Safety

  • RESOLVE – VSCS Resource and Reporting Guide for incidents of harassment, discrimination, child abuse, stalking, domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, or other sexual misconduct.
  • List of resources for those experiencing domestic or relationship violence:
    • LGBTQI+ Community Resources
      • CCV students may access supports, resources, and advocacy through our community organizations. Pride Center of Vermont is a comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters.
      • Outright Vermont serves youth (generally 22 and younger) and works to build a Vermont where all LGBTQ+ youth have hope, equity, and power.
    • College Intervention Team
      CIT is a team dedicated to assisting students, faculty, and staff who may be in distress or experiencing difficult life circumstances. The primary focus of the team is to take a proactive approach to identifying students who are struggling and provide early intervention, resources, and community referrals.
    • Scope of Care
      Recognizing that many factors play into academic success, CCV’s goal is to support our students’ persistence as they encounter challenges that are both academic and personal in nature. For students who face serious mental health concerns and appear at risk of harming self or others, the College Intervention Team acts to assess the level of risk and respond in supportive ways to safeguard the student at risk as well as the larger CCV community. Learn more by visiting our Report a Concern page.

Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP)

Anti-Racism

  • Vermont Network – Racial justice resources, recommendations, and ways to get involved.

Job Assistance

Housing

  • Housing First – A permanent supportive housing program that works to end homelessness and supports individuals to locate and maintain independent housing and lead meaningful live sin their community.
  • Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness – Assistance with obtaining or keeping housing. Regional “Coordinated Entry” lead agencies are available to help people in a housing crisis.

Canvas Help

  • Canvas Guides
  • Canvas Help & Canvas Chat – Click the Help link found on the menu located on the left-side of each CCV Canvas class-site.
  • CCV Canvas for Students – A self-paced video tutorial. Approximately 35 minutes.
  • Passport for Students – A self-placed tour and tutorial through Canvas.
  • CCV Coordinators of Student AdvisingContact your advisor with questions.
  • CCV Canvas Support Chat – Having technical issues? Access the CCV Support chat by browsing to https://ccv.edu/CanvasClinic or by clicking the the “Chat with CCV Support” button in any of your Canvas Classes.

Technology and Internet Access

Learning Support and Services

  • Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities – Students with disability accommodations, please contact your advisor immediately should you discover any unexpected barriers or access issues related to online or in-person coursework. Advisors will respond as promptly as possible to support you through this transition and to address any concerns you may have regarding access to your education.
  • Tutoring – All students have access to 24/7 on-demand, online tutoring in all courses.

Tips for Successful Online Learning

COVID-19 Resources

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