Housing Insecurities Student Support

LLCC commits to increase our students' persistence and completion rates and resolve barriers to enrollment.

In an effort to provide assistance to students experiencing homelessness, LLCC has designated a staff member to serve as a liaison to assist students enrolled at the institution who are experiencing housing insecurities.


Claire Heffron-McKinney is happy to help connect you with campus and community resources for all your needs surrounding housing insecurities. For a referral for service, access the form below, and Claire will respond within two working business days.

If you need immediate assistance, please call 211 to be connected to community resource information. If you are in immediate need of mental health services, please call 988. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Referral for service request

Support we offer

  • Providing referral information to campus and community partners for help regarding: Agency referrals to assist with housing, counseling information, student engagement and club information, academic support and food pantry (on campus/off campus) resources.
  • Providing a safe and welcoming environment to discuss goals and needs.
  • Assisting students in exploring options for paying for college and/or financial aid.
  • Scholarships for students with lived experience.
  • We adhere to FERPA (the law that protects student privacy). Your information is private.

Mental health resources

LLCC Student Mental Health & Wellness

Post-secondary education services for youth in care

If you are a student exiting DCFS/youth in care, you might be eligible for educational funding. For more information, visit the Illinois DCFS website.

LLCC Food Pantry

Are you experiencing food insecurities? If so, please contact your student success coach or Student Life.

LLCC Food Pantry information

Food resources in the community

Springfield Area Housing resources

County resources within the LLCC district