Supporting Students Facing Adversity

Almost daily, Joe Henry, Dean of Students, and the Student Affairs team meet with students struggling due to unforeseen financial emergencies, including some who are already balancing school while working several jobs.

"The stress caused by financial emergencies impacts a student's grades, energy level, and concentration," explains Joe. "Ultimately, their performance today will impact their future prospects, and we want to do everything we can to ensure the success of each student at King's."

King's provides counselling and resource services to support the health and well-being of students. Still, those whose academic progress is in jeopardy due to financial hardship rely on the Student Emergency Fund to provide short-term relief.

"The Student Emergency Fund helps students with urgent expenses, like rent, food, and basic living necessities. However, the number of students benefiting from the Student Emergency Fund is limited to the amount of available funds," says Joe. "I am so grateful to those who donate to this vital fund and give our students the helping hand they need to achieve their academic goals."

To support the Student Emergency Fund, go to