Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the college's move to remote learning, the CARE Team anticipates an increased need for student support.
Please take a moment to ensure you have connected your students to the resources already provided by the college before referring them to the CARE Team. Information relating to student technology access, resources for food insecurity, and connections to college resources such as Advising, Enrollment Services, Health Services, Mental Health Counseling, Tutoring, and others, can be found at bristolcc.edu/coronavirus.
To enable the CARE Team to make the best of use of limited resources and to support students with the greatest need, we encourage utilizing existing resources as the primary means of student support before turning to the CARE Team.
As we prepare for an increased number of CARE Referrals, we want you to know that we will carefully evaluate every referral and will do our best to support you and Bristol students throughout these unprecedented circumstances.
The CARE Team
The Bristol CARE Team takes referrals for students who are experiencing challenges related to academic performance (academic alert), self-reported wellness issues, temporary resource insecurity, and other issues not addressed through established channels at Bristol. The CARE Team mobilizes available services and resources to support students in a holistic, collaborative manner and to help mitigate barriers to success.
The CARE Team DOES NOT respond to or address emergencies. If you feel threatened, or are aware that someone is in extreme distress, is acting in a threatening manner, or has indicated a risk of harm to self or others, please IMMEDIATELY CALL Bristol Community College Police at 774.357.2218 or 3911 from any Bristol phone.
CARE Team Referrals
The CARE Team strives to encourage student success by providing services, interventions, and connections that faculty, staff, and students may not be able to make on their own. The CARE Team also supports members of the college community who wish to help students by facilitating outreach to services, by providing opportunities to assess unique situations, and by identifying available resources.
If you have a concern about a student that does not necessitate an immediate response, you may submit a referral to the CARE Team. Use our FAQ to help you determine whether a CARE Team referral is the best way to get support — Coming Soon!
- Submit a CARE Team Referral by using this form.
- Submit a CARE Team Referral by logging into accessBCC and clicking on “CARE Team Referral” in the left menu.
Use your Bristol login credentials to activate the form’s “finder” feature, which will enable you to search for students (without using a 900 number)and to pull student information directly from Banner.
The CARE Fund
The CARE Fund is designed to off-set short-term financial needs for students experiencing specific setbacks that may prevent them from continuing their education at Bristol Community College. Funds are limited to Bristol students who are currently enrolled in classes at the time of the referral and who are in good standing with the College. All requests for funding must be submitted through the referral form.
Examples of eligible expenses include transportation assistance (bus passes, gas cards, minor car repair), housing assistance (short-term rent assistance, utilities, other household expenses), textbooks (or other educational necessities), and partial tuition payments (of a one-time nature). Examples of ineligible expenses include parking tickets, traffic violations, health insurance, and credit card debt.
All requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and funding is not guaranteed for every request. The CARE Fund does not supplant Federal and State Financial Aid. To be eligible for CARE Funds, students should have exhausted all other resources. CARE Funds will not be processed or delivered on an emergency basis.
The CARE Fund is managed by the CARE Team and administered by the Bristol Community College Foundation. Donations can be made at BristolCC.edu/Donate.
If you have questions or need more information, please email the CARE Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email use is restricted to questions/discussion. The CARE Team will address referrals received through the official form only; referrals will not be accepted via email, via phone, or in-person.
The CARE Team is also committed to educating the college community about existing policies and resources and to guiding community members on how to support students in the most direct and efficient manner possible. These resources may be helpful in your endeavor to support Bristol students.
Mental Health Screenings (Free and Anonymous)