• March 19, 2020

    Good Afternoon BCCC Students:

    The COVID-19 outbreak has presented many challenges globally and here in Maryland. As an institution, we have attempted to make proactive changes to accommodate this transitional time.  I want to applaud you on your resilience and let you know that we are here to support you. We enjoy having you as part of the BCCC community and are here to assist you in your educational attainment. 

    The purpose of this communication is to remind you of some valuable BCCC resources that you can take advantage of virtually, as well as others that are available in the community. BCCC has also created a link on our website to provide additional information regarding resources and services on the COVID-19 landing page at: https://www.bccc.edu/coronavirus 

    Institutional Resources

    Student Support and Wellness Services

    Office of Student Life and Engagement

    Online Tutoring Assistance

    International Student Services: 410-462-8360 or international@bccc.edu 

    Community Resources

    For a comprehensive overview of community resources,
    please visit
    211 Maryland or dial 2-1-1.

    Food Resources

    Dial 3-1-1 for assistance with food needs

    Maryland Food Bank  (call individual locations to see if services are still available)

    Moveable Feast

    Meals on Wheels (for seniors)

    Mental Health Crisis Support

    For many, this can be a difficult time and can increase anxiety and depression. These issues can be compounded by the need for social distancing during this global crisis.  Please reach out to the following resources if you need additional support:

    Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. 410-433-5175 (free local urgent care services)

    Crisis Text Line – text “start” to 741741

    Online Crisis Chat

    Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-273-8255 then press 1

    A Friend Asks App free smart-phone app that helps provide information, tools, and resources to help a friend or yourself that may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

    Domestic/Family Violence

    During times of crisis, violence can escalate. Below are some important resources.

    TurnAround, Inc. – 24-hour helpline 443-279-0379 (domestic violence/sexual assault)

    House of Ruth – 24-hour hotline 410-889-7884 (domestic violence)

    Child Protective Services – 24-hour hotline 410-361-2235

    Adult Protective Services – 410-361-5000 (elderly, disabled, vulnerable adults)

    Substance Abuse Resources

    SMART Recovery Online Meetings

    Alcoholics Anonymous Online meetings

    Narcotics Anonymous Virtual Meetings

    This transition is challenging for many, but I recognize that it is most challenging for students. We will continue to provide you with updates as we learn more about the developments regarding COVID-19. For more information, students may also contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 410-462-8302. We are here for you. 


    Stanley D. Singleton, PhD

    Vice President, Student Affairs