Empowerment Resource Programs provides support to current and prospective resource families, current and former foster youth, students who were formerly incarcerated, and students who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

Delta College Programs & Services

Three programs supporting currently enrolled Delta College students:

  • Guardian Scholars: For current and former foster youth
  • Phoenix Project: For students who were formerly incarcerated
  • Rising Scholars: For students who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity

Direct Support:

  • One-on-one advising
  • Book & Supplies Voucher
  • Free hygiene products
  • Free school supplies
  • Computer access and printing
  • Student lounge space

Help students find resources for:

  • Housing insecurity
  • Food insecurity
  • Transportation barriers
  • Financial emergencies
  • Employment
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Physical health and wellness
  • Financial Aid and Registration

Above all, we offer a community of care and support for students.

To join Guardian Scholars, Phoenix Project, and/or Rising Scholars please fill out a New Student Form. At the end of the form please follow the link provided to schedule a Welcome Meeting. 

In addition, the Empowerment Resource Program offers two community programs:

Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program – for current or prospective resource guardians/families (formerly known as foster parents). We partner with the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (HSA) to offer required trainings to become an approved resource family for children in out-of-home care. Additionally, we offer a community of support to help families continue offering welcoming and loving homes. To find out more information please email fkce@deltacollege.edu or call 209-210-2632.

Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success/Independent Living Program (YESS/ILP) empowers current and former foster youth to successfully transition into self-sufficiency and adulthood. YESS/ILP empowers youth by providing access to campus and community resources and services, and addressing the specific concerns foster youth face on their path to independence. Current and former foster youth 16-21 years of age, who are enrolled in San Joaquin County Human Services Agency's Independent Living Program (ILP) are eligible to attend YESS/ILP classes and receive benefits. To join ILP please fill out a Registration Form. For questions please email Erica Robles at erica.robles@deltacollege.edu.