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AS A MEMBER OF OUR SIU COMMUNITY, WE CARE ABOUT YOU!

Your overall well-being, experience, and success as a student here at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is important to us, and we want to help you get the care, referrals, and answers you seek.

COMMUNITY

Saluki Cares facilitates and coordinates a University-wide program of care and support for students in distress. By working closely with faculty, staff, students and their families, SIU Carbondale displays a culture of caring by demonstrating to our students and families that they are an important part of the community.

Saluki Cares is an early alert initiative composed of professionals from different areas of campus life who work with students on a regular basis: Academic units, Dean of Students, New Student Programs, Center for International Education, University Housing, Wellness Center, and others. Referrals are made from faculty, staff, family members, peers, or by the student him/herself.

SALUKI CARES EMERGENCY FUND APPLICATION

The Saluki Cares Emergency Fund was created by the Dean of Students Office with support from the SIU Foundation to assist Southern Illinois University Carbondale students with an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event which may prevent them from continuing their education at SIU.

The Saluki Cares Emergency Fund will offer financial assistance in the form of one-time awards (up to, but not exceeding $500). Please note that financial awards cannot be issued to students in the form of cash payments. 

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application form, upload supporting documentation and submit to Saluki Cares.
  • Your application will be reviewed by Saluki Cares. You may be may be asked to provide more or missing information from your application.
  • You will be contacted via e-mail once a decision has been made regarding your application.

Online Application Form.

HEROES Opportunties during Academic Breaks

Students experiencing homelessness or situations in which they are unable to return home, for whatever reason, during academic breaks may stay in SIU Residence Halls. Amenities include a bed, bathroom with a shower, a communal refrigerator, a stove with oven, a microwave, and cookware. To request housing accommodations, or support for additional needs, visit https://salukicares.siu.edu/form/index.php.

 

The Saluki Food Pantry, located in the Student Center, is open on Mondays from 8:00am-1:00pm and on Thursdays from 9:00am-2:00pm. Students are provided enough food to sustain each individual in their household for 3-4 days. The Saluki Food Pantry also supplies recipes developed by SIU Human Nutrition and Dietetics students to prepare dishes with the food items provided. Food bags are also located in the Dean of Student’s Office, located in the Student Services Building, and in the Wellness and Health Promotion Services Office, located in the Student Health Center, Mondays through Fridays from 8:00am-4:30pm. Prior to SIU holiday closures, students may acquire enough food to sustain their household during the break.

 

Resource List of additional food pantries, food kitchens, and additional resources in the area, many within walking distance of campus, may be found at https://studentcenter.siu.edu/services/saluki-food-pantry.php).

  

Transportation may be arranged in advance at Jackson County Mass Transit at 618-549-0304 or Rides Mass Transit at 1-844-220-1243. For the Saluki Express Break Route schedule, visit https://studentcenter.siu.edu/services/transportation-parking/saluki-express/index.php

 

Thanksgiving Break prepared meal options per day include:

 

Thanksgiving Break Prepared Meal Options (per day)

Saturday 11/19

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Sunday 11/20

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Victory Dream Center

607 E College St, Carbondale, IL

Breakfast served at 9:00am

Olivet Free Will Baptist Church

409 N. Marion St., Carbondale, IL

$1 Turkey Dinner served between 11:00am-1:00pm

Monday 11/21

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Feed My Sheep, Bethel A.M.E

316 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL

Lunch served between 12:00-1:00pm

Tuesday 11/22

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Feed My Sheep, Bethel A.M.E

316 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL

Lunch served between 12:00-1:00pm

Wednesday 11/23

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Feed My Sheep, Bethel A.M.E

316 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL

Lunch served between 12:00-1:00pm

Thursday 11/24

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Feed My Sheep, Bethel A.M.E

316 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL

Lunch served between 12:00-1:00pm

Newman Center

715 S Washington St, Carbondale, IL

Thanksgiving dinner carryout between 11:00am-12:00pm; delivery is available if ordered prior to 11/24 at (618) 529-3311

Friday 11/25

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Feed My Sheep, Bethel A.M.E

316 E. Jackson St. Carbondale, IL

Lunch served between 12:00-1:00pm

Saturday 11/26

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Sunday 11/27

Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen

701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, Il

Meals served at 8:00am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm

Victory Dream Center

607 E College St, Carbondale, IL

Breakfast served at 9:00am