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The Hope Center

Three in five college students do not have enough to eat or a stable place to live, and millions of students experience basic needs insecurity, including a lack of access to adequate housing, food, health care, child care, internet connectivity, transportation, and mental health services. Basic needs insecurity is a social determinant of health that hampers postsecondary student success, inhibits social mobility, and deepens inequities. We are changing the unjust status quo. 

The Hope Center for Student Basic Needs at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is a leading national action research center removing barriers to student success and well-being through: 

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