Life happens, and if you’re a GTCC student, faculty, or staff member, you and your family may qualify for food bank access, bus passes, financial assistance, and more. Titan Link can connect you to college and area resources to help you stay focused on your academic and professional goals.

Titan Link Services

Titan Link provides resources and information that assists with non-academic challenges such as housing, transportation, food insecurity, child care, and emergency loan/grant/scholarship application access for GTCC. These services include:

  • Finish Line Grants to cover unexpected expense. Learn more about Finish Line Grants.
  • Transportation Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Emergency Fund Application
  • Food Bank Access
  • Social Service and Community Resource Referrals
  • Financial Literacy Programming

Jamestown Campus Hours:

General Services: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Transportation (Bus passes): 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday

Gas Cards: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Wednesday whiles supplies last. You must bring a valid license, registration, and insurance. Recipients also must attend face-to-face classes at least three days per week.

Greensboro Campus Hours:

All services: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday

High Point Campus Hours:

All services: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday; Friday by appointment

Resources

We are sharing resources that we have found especially helpful when looking for the assistance that is available to you. 

Food Assistance for Free or Reduced Lunch

If you have a child that receives free or reduced lunch, contact your local public school for meal options.

The AuntBertha website provides a way to search for help within your zip code. The site also has done a great job of staying up to date on new resources that are available in response to coronavirus. AuntBertha offers resources for food, housing, utilities, Internet access, phone access, and more.

The United Way is another organization that is always available and looking for new ways to assist those in need. Dial 2-1-1 is available to find community health and human service resources. It is a free, confidential telephone information and referral system that quickly links people seeking help with the community resources they need. You can call 2-1-1 any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to find resources relating to food, rent, utilities, family resources, and information pertaining to COVID-19. This service is free and multilingual. Visit www.nc211.org for more information

Download The Little Blue Book (PDF) for a list of free food pantries in Greensboro.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program provides extra help buying groceries for the families of the more than 800,000 children who normally receive free and reduced lunch at school. Please visit the P-EBT page for more information regarding North Carolina’s P-EBT program. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions for answers about the program and eligibility.

In addition to the resources mentioned above, we are also providing the community resources below that we have always relied on in the past as they continue to provide support for the community. 

Emergency Assistance Program:  Greensboro Urban Ministry helps prevent eviction and utility disconnection; provides food assistance; and assists persons who cannot afford to purchase clothing and household goods. You must have already called 336-271-5959 Ext. 340 to discuss request for assistance.

Website: https://greensborourbanministry.org/; Phone:  336-271-5959 Ext. 342

Grace Community Church CARE Ministry: Provides financial assistance and referrals to community resources for people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or financially in need and living in the 27403 zip code.

Website: https://gracegso.org/; Phone: 336-379-1936

Guilford County Department of Human Services: Provides emergency temporary assistance for rent, utilities, and appliances if funding is available.

Website: https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/human-services; Phone:  336-845-7771

Housing Stabilization Program in High Point: Participants may live in the city of High Point, Randolph County or Davidson County. This program is for mortgage assistance. It can provide assistance in paying overdue utilities such as gas, electric and water. 

Contact:  Keisa Williamson kwilliamson@odm-hp.org, 336-847-4803 or Benita Konce blubega@odm-hp.org, 336-847-4805

Open Door Ministries: Open Door Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people regain their lives through supportive services and emergency assistance.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/OpenDoorMinistriesHP/; Phone: 336-885-0191

Our  Lady of Grace Catholic Church: Offers social/pastoral ministry to the HispanicCommunities of Reidsville, Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville, and Asheboro. Assistance is available for any basic need, such as food, clothing, housing, work, and religious issues.

Website: https://olgchurch.org/; Phone: 336-272-8650 or 336-273-2343 

The Salvation Army of Greensboro: Emergency financial assistance only when funds are available.

Website: https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/greensboro/home/; Phone: 336-272-5572

COVID-19 Tests

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides a listing of Community Testing Events.  Please visit NC Department of Health and Human Services community testing events web page and put in your county to search for one close to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

All students enrolled in program(s) affiliated with or working in collaboration with GTCC qualify for Titan Link service. We also assist faculty and staff if there is a need they’ve expressed that we can address.

Food and clothes are donated by students, faculty and staff, along with monetary contributions made to the GTCC Foundation specifically earmarked for Titan Link programs and activities.

If you would like to volunteer services or contribute in some way, feel free to contact the Program Coordinator for further details. All potential volunteers will need to complete volunteer forms. It is not an extensive process, but critical for us to monitor who is giving of their time and for how many hours. This helps us help others know who you are and what you are freely contributing.

Yes. However, some of the resources we provide not only help students but their families, too.

There are more students in need of support than you may realize. We collaborate with internal (GTCC) and external (community) partners in order to help students overcome challenges and be successful during their time at GTCC.

  • Students must provide documentation to support the request for emergency funds.
  • Students must have completed 6 or more credits successfully in the prior semester at GTCC.
  • Students must currently be enrolled in 6 or more credits.
  • Students must have submitted a FAFSA and be approved for financial aid.
  • Students must be in good academic standing with the school (2.0 GPA).
  • Students must not owe any debts to GTCC.
  • Students must have completed the previous semester successfully without being on appeal and meeting satisfactory academic progress.
  • Each student is eligible for up to $500 in emergency loans every 12 months.

  • Students must be currently attending a GTCC campus for face-to-face instruction.
  • Students who are taking only online classes are not eligible for gas cards or bus passes.
  • Bus passes are only given for days that students are scheduled for face-to-face instruction.
  • Students are eligible to receive bus passes once every seven (7) days.
  • Students requesting gas cards must provide a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance card with their name indicated as an insured driver.
  • Students are eligible for gas cards once a semester.