The Lumberjack Case Management, Advocacy, Resources, & Essential Needs Center addresses concerns such as food insecurity, financial needs, and wellness. By collaborating with on-campus and community partners, we refer students to supportive services that best meet their needs.
The CARE Center can help with:
Explore our programs:
Louie’s Cupboard, campus food pantry Accordion Closed
The concept of a campus food pantry—Louie’s Cupboard—started with a class project geared towards social movements. Now each year we serve hundreds of students, staff, and faculty through biweekly food distributions. We provide nonperishable canned and boxed goods, fruit, meat, beans, pasta, and grains. We also now offer eggs, fresh fruits, vegetables, and bread.
Find the dates of our biweekly food distributions or learn how you can pick up a grab-and-go bag at nau.edu/cupboard.
Meal Swipes for Jacks Accordion Closed
If you or a student you know are experiencing an emergency with food insecurity, short-term free on-campus meal swipes may be available to you. Each recipient student will receive 6 meal swipes for use at the Hot Spot or Dubois Center (Flagstaff Mountain Campus, no transfers) while resources last. Review eligibility criteria below and contact Julia Czekaj at Julia.Czekaj@nau.edu or 928-523-3732 to be considered.
Learn more on the Meal Swipes for Jacks page.
Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund Application (LEAF) Accordion Closed
The Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF) has provided emergency grants of $500 per student since fall 2020. LEAF funded over 1,000 students with $500 grants used to meet their most urgent needs. With funding from the NAU Foundation and the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU), LEAF distributed over $500,000 directly to students since fall 2020.
Learn more about eligibility criteria and how to apply at nau.edu/LEAF.
Childcare Voucher Program Accordion Closed
If you are a student parent, you may be eligible to receive an award to help subsidize the cost of childcare so you can concentrate on your studies and graduate on time. Funds are available for qualifying undergraduate, graduate, online, and statewide campus students.
Learn more about the program on the Childcare Voucher Program webpage.
Course Materials Assistance Program (CMAP) Accordion Closed
Northern Arizona University’s Course Materials Assistance Program (CMAP) assists students with limited financial means in obtaining required course materials for classes by providing a $200 credit at the NAU Bookstore. The application opens prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Learn more on the CMAP webpage.