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ICAN Overview

Sometimes in life, problems arise that make you question if you can complete a goal. We get that. Every now and then, we can all use some help. The ICAN program at Saint Rose is designed to help students get the short-term support and assistance needed to succeed, whether it’s an emergency loan for a crisis or a food voucher. We are here to help. There are several options for temporary assistance, all developed to remind you that, YOU can make it and we can help.

The ICAN program reminds students that:

  • I CAN get the support that I need
  • I CAN learn
  • I CAN finish this degree
  • I CAN win

For more information or questions email,

Apply for Assistance

To apply for assistance, click on the links below for The Student Emergency Fund or The Student Emergency Meal Voucher

The Student Emergency Fund Form The Student Emergency Meal Voucher Form

Additional Resources

New York State Childcare Coordinating Council
91 Broadway
Menands, NY 12204

The Dennis McDonald Student Emergency Loan Fund
The College of Saint Rose

on campus support

Emergency Meal Voucher Program 
The College of Saint Rose


off campus support

Saint Vincent’s Food Pantry (Founded 1983)
Located at 984 Madison Avenue at the St. Vincent’s Parish Center.  Directly across the street from the main entrance to Saint Joseph’s Hall. The Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.  Closed on holidays. Come to the Food Pantry on any one of those days they are open.  Bring a piece of current mail and identification with date of birth for yourself, and/or family members in your household. If you have any questions, or need information, contact the Food Pantry at 518-694-3153.


Current Commuters

Temporary Emergency Housing for Current Commuter Students
In the event of a life emergency, temporary housing may be available to commuter students who need a short term solution. Housing rates apply and availability is limited. For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at 518-454-5295,, during business hours or Security, 518-454-5187, to speak with the On-Call Professional staff member at night or on weekends.


Current Residents

Extended Housing Request for Current Resident Students

  1. Log into the Secure Site of Banner Self-service
  2. Click the MyStudentHousing link on the Student & Financial Aid tab
  3. Select “Application” in the upper left corner of the screen
  4. Select the appropriate break period you need housing for and complete all required areas
  5. Be sure to include correct contact information in case Residence Life needs to contact you

The Legal Project
The Legal Project offers the following: free legal advice, help with order of protection, immigration issues, financial stability assistance, help with housing changes/breaking a lease/negotiate with landlords for accommodations, campus accommodations, employment issues, and family court. Legal Project staff are willing to meet students upon request, and are willing to come to campus.To begin the process, go online and start an intake form to discuss your needs. Services are free and confidential.


Contact info:
The Legal Project
24 Aviation Rd.
Albany, NY 12203

Students can call and start an intake to discuss needs. Services are free and confidential.


Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Advocates
Trained advocates are experienced in court procedures, law enforcement, and hospital procedures. Advocates are available to provide information and assistance to crime victims, and can accompany sexual assault victims in any of the three local hospitals.Advocates who visit our campus are here to help, support, and offer information and resources from their agency. Albany County Advocates are on campus every other Wed. from 3-4pm in the Counseling Center (by appointment or drop in). Contact the Counseling Center to schedule an appointment at 518-454-5200.


For the remainder of Fall 2019, they will be on campus on the following dates/times

  • October 30, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • November 13, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • December 11, 2019 at 3 p.m.