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Basic Needs Assistance

Students at Dickinson can experience short-term and long-term periods of need, including homelessness and food insecurity, among other concerns.  The College is committed to assisting those students as we are able.  This site is meant to provide information about resources and how to access them.

Contact:  Lindsay Mintz (717-254-8211) is the main contact for students seeking assistance.




  • There are websites where you can find some textbooks for free, such as
  • If you cannot purchase a textbook or find it online for a fee, contact Lindsay Mintz.


National/Community Resources

  • PA 211 Provides Central Pennsylvania residents with free, Confidential Listening, Health, and Human Services Information & Referral 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • National Network for Youth is an organization of community-based, faith-based, and public agencies working with runaway, homeless, and other disconnected youth.



Career Assistance


Other Resources