Student Advocacy & Resource Center




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We are excited to announce the Advocacy Center has moved to Pecan Hall 100! Stop on by!

We are Here for You!

Northwest Vista College recognizes that students struggling economically or with mental health issues may find college overwhelming at times. We know that stress can impact academic performance. Any student experiencing challenges is encouraged to reach out to the NVC Student Advocacy and Resource Center.  The Advocacy Center provides emergency student aid, help with essential needs, and individual and group mental health counseling at no cost to students.

24-hour emergency help is also available through the National Suicide & Crisis Hotline (Dial 988) or visit 

24/7 Crisis Textline is also available by texting "HOME" to 741741.

Getting Started

If you are ready to get started with Advocacy services, please click on the button below to complete our intake forms. An Advocacy team member will be in touch with you soon! (Please Note: Advocacy online forms are only available during operating "business hours".)

Click Here to complete Advocacy Intake Forms

For information on requesting Zoom for a virtual appointment, please click here.

Attention! Special Training Opportunity!

NVC Student Advocacy is proud to offer the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) program. 

LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. 

The next training is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th, 2024 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) and Friday, May 10th, 2024 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm). Participants MUST attend both full days of the training. Meeting location will be at Northwest Vista College (Room TBD).

Online registration will be required to participate in this training. Please click the link below to sign up!

ASIST May 9-10, 2024 Training Sign Up Link - Click Here

Please secure supervisor approval where appropriate. Seats are limited. If you have questions about what to expect or if you have a large group you would like to schedule, reach out to Lisa Black at

Once you've registered, please monitor your ACES email for any upcoming announcements. Thank you! 


Counselors are here to help with your mental health needs. Free individual counseling and support groups are available. Scheduled and drop-in. Learn More.

Case Managers are here to help you gain access to critical onsite support, emergency student aid, and community resources.

Click Here for instructions on requesting a Zoom virtual appointment. 


The Store students sign up for twice monthly curbside groceries and hygiene.


GrabNGo students drop by to grab a snack and drink one time per day.

Health and Wellness Station condoms, face masks, feminine products are available at no cost as needed.

Device Checkout and Low Cost Internet

Laptops are available for students.

Click Here for Laptop Checkout Information

Affordable internet solutions are available.

Programs are available to provide students and employees low-cost internet service.

Click Here for Low Cost Internet Information