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As we all adapt to these adjustments, we are incredibly proud of our students as they leave our campus and continue this semester in an online format. However, many students are facing unforeseen financial hardships during this transition. As we face these challenges together, we have created a Student Emergency Fund to support the essential needs of our students who do not have parents or champions to assist them in this time of turmoil.

Over the past several years Westfield State has earnestly worked to understand the specific needs of our students aging out of the foster care system. In support of the student club F.A.C.E.S (Fostering A Culture of Empowerment and Success), the University established the F.S.S.N (Fostering Student Success Network). Hear from F.A.C.E.S advisor Marjorie, as well as current and former F.A.C.E.S club members Carolina '21 and Sean '19.

F.S.S.N is committed to supporting and empowering current and former foster youth, homeless youth, and youth who have experienced other forms of substitute care. F.S.S.N works to provide necessary resources to enrich the college experience of students and eliminate barriers that may be preventing their academic success. F.S.S.N program provides supports to stabilize housing, food insecurity and other basic needs while connecting students to financial, academic, and social emotional supports.

While you continue to look after the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones, we hope you will consider helping some of our students whose options are so limited and resources scarce.

Living as a community means taking care of each other - and becoming stronger for it. 

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