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College of Education, Health & Human Services

CSUSM Students

Help Fund the Future!

The HFTF cause supports our CEHHS students in a variety of ways including travel, conferences and professional development opportunities.

“When we meet with our students, we learn that some of their primary concerns are focused on supporting various professional activities that would help them with education and career planning. Donations for this cause will fund Student Success Grants that support future professionals in fields for education, health and human services,” says Emiliano Ayala, Dean of the College of Education, Health & Human Services.

Support students in a specific degree program by writing Education, Public Health, Human Development, Kinesiology, or Social Work in the “Donation Notes” section of the giving form!



Student Healthcare Project

The Student Healthcare Project is a free community health clinic that was founded in 2011 for undergraduate and graduate students, from the School of Nursing at Cal State San Marcos and provides free medical services to low-income, underinsured and uninsured residents living throughout San Diego County. 

Licensed medical professionals and nursing faculty volunteer each week at the clinics to supervise students as they provide services to approximately 75 child and adult patients weekly. Medical services range anywhere from researching free prescriptions for their patients, to health screenings, giving vaccines, providing medical treatments, providing mental health services, providing hygiene care items, laboratory services, assisting with social services or case management, providing sexual and reproductive health information, providing chronic disease management or helping patients to apply for MediCal or other health benefits. 

Currently, there are four student-run clinics but the Foundry Clinic located in Escondido is the largest. All the clinics are located in churches that donate space. The other clinics are located in Normal Heights or Ocean Beach.

By donating to this student project you would not only support our student’s success but you’d also be supporting a free medical clinic in the San Diego County.



Speech-Language Pathology Clinic

The Department of Speech Language Pathology offers free intensive speech-language therapy programs to our local community. Each year we have over 30 graduate students providing supervised speech-language therapy to over 150 clients across the lifespan across eight clinics. This aligns with our vision, which is to provide free community-based services. We have partnered with many community-based sites in the county such as Palomar Healthcare, Vista Unified School District, San Dieguito Union High School District, Escondido Union School District, TERI, and Center for Children and Families.

During the academic year we provide over 15,000 hours of free therapy services to individuals in the community. Our own CSUSM Speech-Language Clinic, which opened its doors in July 2014, provides free services to adult clients with neurological disorders, including aphasia, motor speech disorders, and cognitive-communication deficits who are in the chronic phase of recovery. The vision of the university clinic is to promote wellness, quality of life and independence. Clients have reported increased confidence in speaking with peers in social settings, decreased stress or anxiety that is typically felt when talking in public places, a sense of self-worth, increased independence, and being a contributing member of their community. Donations would be appreciated so that we can continue to offer these free clinics to the community.