Office of Holistic Student Support

Knowing how to find resources available to you can be a challenge. Seminole State College’s Office of Holistic Student Support offers a variety of programs and resources to support students with their health, hunger, and unexpected situations. Here will find information to help supplement your basic needs and promote sustainability for overall wellness and success.

Foster Care Youth & Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (UHY)

The Director of Holistic Student Support serves as the foster care youth and unaccompanied homeless youth liaison for the College. For questions about your tuition waiver or support services, contact Mercedes Bermejo

Students Experiencing Homelessness

Students experiencing homelessness as defined by section 1009.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Rule 6A-10.087, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.C) and are eligible for an exemption of the payment of tuition and fees are to contact the College's homelessness liaison to submit documentation for verification by emailing Mercedes Bermejo

Upcoming Events

Free Legal Advice Clinic

  • September 14, 2023  
    11 a.m.-3 p.m. - SLM SC260
  • September 28, 2023
    11 a.m.-3 p.m. - SLM SC260
  • October 12, 2023  
    11 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - SLM SC260
  • October 26, 2023  
    11 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - SLM SC260

Tabling Outreach

  • August 29, 2023  
    10 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Raider Center
  • August 31, 2023  
    10 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Raider Center

Student Support Resources

Telehealth Services Doctor

Telehealth Support Program

Seminole State College has partnered with The Virtual Care Group to provide a free telehealth support program to currently enrolled students. This program provides you with access to U.S. Board Certified and State Licensed health providers to provide care for medical issues such as cold and flu, sinus problems and ear infections. No health insurance is needed, and no deductible is required.
Destination Graduation Hands

Destination: Graduation

Seminole State partners with the Heart of Florida United Way to help at-risk students access resources they need to stay in school. Destination: Graduation is designed to provide students with the support they need to overcome barriers to continuing their education and completing their degrees.
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Male attorney and women student

Seminole County Legal Aid - Free Legal Advice Resource

Seminole State College has partnered with Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society to offer a free legal advice clinic to support currently enrolled students.  This resource program brings experienced staff attorneys to the Sanford/Lake Mary campus to answer students' legal questions.
Lynx Bus on Campus

Transportation - Ride for Free

In an effort to assist students with transportation challenges that may prevent students from getting to class, Seminole State College offers free transportation options for students. 
Rally with Student in Raiders Pantry

Raiders Helping Raiders Pantry

To provide assistance to students in need, Seminole State's Raiders Helping Raiders Pantry and Rally's Hygiene Resource supports students with free food and hygiene items.

Other Seminole State Resources to Support Students

Additional Support Resources

  • Aspire Health Partners - mental health assessments, screening, and counseling. 
  • Community Health Centers - provides primary healthcare, behavioral health, dental, lab & X-ray, optometry, and pharmacy services and offers a payment assistance program using a sliding scale.
  • Florida Department of Health - confidential diagnosis, treatment, counseling for all STDs.
  • Free Rehab Centers - directory of free local addiction facilities.
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - dial 988 for suicide prevention and mental health crisis care.
  • True Health - serves low-income and underserved populations with primary healthcare, behavioral health, dental, lab & X-ray, optometry, and pharmacy services. 


Mercedes Bermejo
Director, Holistic Student Support