Brescia recognizes that students may find themselves in an emergency financial situation. This short-term financial crisis may be a situation where they are in immediate need of assistance with basic life necessities, such as food, clothing and household items, health care, etc.
If such a situation arises, students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer. Appointments can be booked through the HIVE and students should make the staff aware of any urgency to their situation.
Students should also look towards external resources available to them. Please visit the Help Yourself Through Hard Times resource guide for more information on services within the community based on what your direct need may be.
Students may also wish to consider the Peer Support Centre at Western. This centre provides a Food Support Service – An anonymous food hamper distribution system for UWO undergraduate students. Food hampers can be requested through email firstname.lastname@example.org and collected 24 hours a day