Care Team | Thomas Nelson Community College

Care Team

Thomas Nelson Community College is committed to the success of our students and understands that challenges may occur as students pursue their academic goals. This can include financial emergencies or food and housing needs.  If you are in need of immediate help, please complete the Student Emergency Fund Request form. If you need ongoing support check out the Care Team Resources as well as Single Stop.

Student Emergency Funds

If you are a student at Thomas Nelson and need immediate assistance, Thomas Nelson can offer up to $250 to help meet an emergency. Click here to complete the form.  You will need to provide documentation of the need---a bill that describes the charges-- and, if you are in good standing, the Foundation can process a check within 48 hours.  Checks can be picked up on the Hampton Campus or will be mailed to you to the address on your form.


Community Resource Guide

This guide contains local resources to meet needs related to food insecurity, housing, domestic violence, mental and physical health, and safety.

Food Pantries

The Hampton and Historic Triangle Campuses have food pantries which are stocked full of nonperishable items for students, faculty, and staff who may need them.  The food pantry on the Hampton Campus is in Griffin Hall room 201, and food is available Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00, by coming to room 201 when the College is open.  Emails are sent to students to notify them of food distributions events. On the Historic Triangle Campus, the food pantry is in room 224.  Students may stop by the front desk in Student Services or the Library to gain access to it during regular business hours.  

Pop-Up Clothes Closet

The Care Team offers a Pop-Up Clothes Closet on the Hampton Campus in the fall and spring semesters.  Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing is available.  All is free.  Students are notified of these events by email.

Single Stop-Connect to state, federal and local resources

Single Stop connects students to resources and benefits that may help remove some of the barriers to success.  Resources include:

  • Benefits Screening to learn whether you qualify for federal and state benefits, such as food and nutrition programs (SNAP, WIC), health insurance, utility assistance and more.
  • Health Care Enrollment
  • Legal Counseling
  • Financial Counseling
  • Referrals- Connect to on campus and off campus resources

How to get started

Complete the easy to use online screening tool to help identify what benefits you may be eligible to receive, Single Stop Screener. Once you complete the screening, a Single Stop staff member will contact you and assist you with accessing these resources at no cost to you.  If you have questions or need assistance please contact us at or call 757-825-2825.
For Assistance Contact
Sonja B. Vega
Phone: 757-825-2825

SNAP Benefits

Please use this link to learn more or to apply for SNAP benefits:

During this unprecedented time please be patient as we work to respond to your request. Our email and call volume is very high so we appreciate your patience. We urge you to use the website and Navigate during this time.