Center for Access Services

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The Center for Access Services (CAS) provides STCC students with a broad range of non-academic supports. CAS staff help students overcome barriers that stand in the way of self-sufficiency, allowing them to succeed and stay in school. The CAS office houses a variety of services and initiatives, including free school supplies and the RAM Mini Mart, which provides groceries and meals to students facing food insecurity. CAS staff also connect students to on-campus resources and provides referrals to community social service agencies that help individuals overcome a variety of issues including, but not limited to: financial challenges, food insecurity, homelessness, substance abuse, and various state and federal benefits.

CAS Resources

The CAS office provides FREE resources to eligible STCC students. The following resources are available in the CAS office:

  • The Ram Mini Mart and Care Packages: The Ram Mini Mart offers groceries, personal hygiene products, and other basic household necessities. Students can request assistance with groceries and/or meals as well as a Care Package (basic necessities). The Ram Minimart is designed to help support students in meeting basic needs.
  • SNAP Application Assistance: CAS works with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to assist students in applying for SNAP benefits.
  • School Supplies: The CAS office provides school supplies to STCC students in need.

Community Connections

CAS office staff work to cultivate relationships with local social service agencies that provide assistance to STCC students. Office staff can offer case management to students and facilitate connections with resources in the community that can help eliminate barriers. If students need support beyond what is offered in the CAS office, staff can guide students toward resources in the greater community that can provide the support students need. The STCC Campus and Community Resource Guide also provides information on local and state resources to help individuals, families, and veterans in need of housing, food, medical, legal, or mental health assistance.


Building 7
(413) 755-5761
(413) 200-8776 (text only - please include your full name)

Student Request Form


Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Evening appointments available

*Evening appointments must be made in advance.

*Office hours may be impacted due to holiday and other college closings