Safe Space

Student Success & Advocacy Center

Supporting People Through Advocacy, Care and Equity

During this challenging time, Student Advocacy Centers across the Alamo Colleges District will continue to support our students by providing wraparound support services remotely.  We will help with issues that are outside the classroom but can negatively impact stress, focus, and student performance.  We will provide online counseling and case management support as well as emergency aid and access to community resources. 

*An emergency is something dangerous or serious, such as an accident, that happens suddenly or unexpectedly. Awards are not guaranteed and may vary based on grant availability and student eligibility. As of Fall 2022, students may receive up to 1 award per semester. Awards begin processing on the first day of classes for the semester requested.


To contact the St. Philip’s College Advocacy Center, please call or e-mail Sasha Wilhelm (, 210-486-2827) In your message please include your name, banner ID, and student email.

Food Assistance

The San Antonio Food Bank is continuing to serve the Bexar County and surrounding areas. Their COVID-19 response page is updated daily with the latest on food distribution and services. Please check it regularly and make sure you scroll down to get all the information. 

COVID-19 Response Campaign

St. Philip’s College Project Success Emergency Grant Program

With funding support from the Trellis Company, SPC offers students the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Grant.  The purpose of the grant is to provide short-term financial assistance to enrolled, eligible students to address emergency situations such as housing/rent, utilities, food, medical/dental, personal auto expenses, public transportation/bus passes, child care, and other allowable crisis not covered by scholarships or other financial aid.

How to Apply for Federal Emergency Relief Funds

The Federal Emergency Assistance Application is currently unavailable. It will reopen on January 18, 2022.

Follow these steps:

  • Log into the ACES portal using your Username and Password
  • Select the ‘Student’ option from the sidebar menu
  • Select the ‘Web Services’ link
  • Select the ‘Financial Aid’ tab
  • Click on ‘Federal Emergency Assistance Application’ from the list of options
  • This will open an Adobe Sign page
  • Follow the prompts to complete the application

Learn more about the grant at


St. Philip’s College’s Authorized Representative and President, Dr. Adena Loston, signed the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, uploading and returning the document to the U.S. Department of Education as part of the institutions’ application submission to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-Student Aid grant program via the portal. In signing the aforementioned certification and agreement document, St. Philip’s College assures its intent to use no less than 50% of the Federal funding received under Section 18004 (a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    First Saturday of the Month
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    First Saturday of the Month
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday

Grab ‘n’ Go services are available on campus, Monday and Thursday by appointment. 

Contact Information

Director of Advocacy:
Sasha Wilhelm
MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 102
Social Media

Instagram: @SPCAdvocates