Parenting Student Resources

At Mills, we take pride in the diversity of our students and understand that every student faces unique circumstances that can make support and resources necessary for success. We're committed to helping students on campus who are raising children while engaged in undergraduate and graduate course work. We recognize that supporting student-parents strengthens our community and assists generations of Mills families who create change at home and in the world. As part of our dedication to student-parent success, we have provided some important college and community resources below. 

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

Childcare

Below is a list of local childcare resources that may aid you in your search:

Meals/Food

CalFresh

CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low incomes and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net. To learn more, visit the CalFresh website and use their online application service, getcalfresh.org. Or call their info line at 1.877.847.3663.

The Alameda County WIC Program

The Alameda County Women, Infants & Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) is a national nutrition education program that promotes healthy eating. Clients get nutrition advice, help with breastfeeding, and referrals to other community services. They also get special checks to buy healthy food items such as fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, whole grains, cereals, pure juice, and eggs. Studies show that clients who get WIC have healthier pregnancies and healthier children. To schedule an appointment or check your eligibility, call their office at 510.595.6400.

Additional Needs & Support

Need help finding housing, navigating the East Bay, or any other additional type of support? Please contact our wellness manager jpierce@mills.edu or our student support coordinator lgonzale@mills.edu.