CARE Team


The Bristol CARE (Concern - Assessment - Referral - Evaluation) Team takes referrals for students who are experiencing challenges related to academic performance (early alert), wellness issues, resource insecurity, and other issues that may not be addressed through specific channels at Bristol. The CARE Team mobilizes and activates available services and resources to provide guidance and assistance that support students in a holistic, collaborative manner.  

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 promotes 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 interact with these students-of-concern by assessing and evaluating situations, communicating with individuals involved or impacted by a student’s behavior, and providing referrals and resources to assist with addressing concerns.  

If you have concerns about a student's behavior or life experiences that do not necessitate an immediate response, you may submit a referral to the CARE Team. 

  • Submit a CARE Team Referral, via our new form, here. Use your Bristol login credentials to access all features.
  • Not ready to try the new form just yet?  Faculty can Log into accessBCC or TutorTrac (using Bristol credentials) to submit a referral.

COMING SOON! A decision-tree/flow chart to help one determine whether a CARE Team Referral is the appropriate course of action.  

The CARE Fund

The CARE Fund is designed to off-set short-term financial need for students experiencing immediate financial concerns which would otherwise 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 one of the referral forms noted above. 

Examples of eligible expenses may include transportation assistance (bus passes, gas cards, minor car repair following an accident), housing assistance (short-term rent assistance, utilities, other household expenses), food, child-care expenses, textbook (or other educational necessities), and 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 referral/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.

Questions?

If you have questions or need more information, please email the CARE Team at careteam@bristolcc.edu. Please know that the CARE Team will address referrals received through the official forms only; referral will not be accepted via email or via phone.    

Additional Resources

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 the endeavor to support Bristol students. 

Advising
Disability Services
Health Services
Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Screenings (Free and Anonymous)
Mobile Food Market
Student and Family Engagement
Suicide Prevention Protocol

Community Resource Guides