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Welcome Home City

Welcome to our webpage, students! We are here to support you! Welcome Home City Logo

Welcome Home City (WHC) is a program designed to support homeless and housing insecure City College students. The WHC team assists students in securing sustainable, long-term housing solutions that support our students' academic journeys. Once a student connects with the WHC team, relevant campus and community resources will also be provided to address each student’s unique situation. 

Please note that the WHC program cannot provide emergency housing or shelter for students. If you are in need of emergency housing, please contact 211 San Diego ( and visit the Homeless Response Center (HRC) located at 1401 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.

Due to the volume of requests for housing assistance, WHC currently has a first-come, first-served waitlist for students to gain access to case management, housing navigation, and, in certain cases, limited housing-focused financial assistance.

Homeless and Housing Insecure includes students who are:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
  • Living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation.
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.

If you are a City College student and are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurities, please complete the Basic Needs Assessment form and a staff member will reach out.


Click button to be directed to form. 

Wondering how to connect with the WHC program? Feel free to call us at (619) 388-3684, email us (, or drop by the Basic Needs Center in T-341 during our open office hours on Tuesdays through Thursdays between 9:00am and 2:00pm.

Meet the Team! 



Marco Circosta
Pronouns: he/him
Housing Navigator

Marco Circosta

Michael "Mike" Evans, ASW
Pronouns: he/him
Case Manager

Michael Evans


David Howard, ASW
Pronouns: he/him
Case ManagerDavid Howard
Emily Saldine, LCSW
Pronouns: she/her
Grant Coordinator 

Emily Saldine

Cassandra "Cassy" Mondragon
Pronouns: she/her
Project Assistant
Cassandra Mondragon
Gabriela "Gaby" Castellanos
Pronouns: she/her
Social Work Intern
Gabriela Castellanos
Sandi Duraid, MA
Pronouns: she/her
Academic Counselor
Sandi Duraid