Hawk CARES Program
Many students face various issues ranging from food insecurity, to homelessness, to needing short-term emergency funding. We understand these needs may be greater than they were in the past. The Hawk CARES (Community and Academic Resources for Every Student’s Success) Program was created to address basic needs and provide resources to students at Cosumnes River College.
The CARES programs include the following:
Homes for Hawks
Homes for Hawks serves as a housing resource hub to current and future CRC students.
The Hawk CARES Program may provide short-term hotel stays to meet students' immediate housing needs.
The Hawk Spot Food Pantry
The Hawk Spot Food Pantry provides food and necessities for students experiencing food insecurity.
The Hawk Closet
The Hawk Closet provides suits and professional clothing to students to prepare them to enter the workforce.
Hawk CARES includes other resources to help care for our students:
- Shower facilities for students
- The Student Emergency Fund
- Textbook/Supply Vouchers
- The Gowns for Grads program
- Hygiene kits and feminine products
Cosumnes River College understands that meeting the basic needs of our students greatly impacts their mental and physical health, academic performance, work productivity, and academic success. The Cosumnes River College Hawk CARES Program’s mission is to address the gaps and concerns students have with accessing nutritious food, stable housing, and financial wellness resources. We are committed to equitably minimizing basic needs challenges for all students.
The Hawk CARES Program is a student-initiated, campus and district backed effort that promotes equitable access to basic needs through student empowerment, community collaboration, and institutional integration. Our aim is to shift cultural consciousness towards understanding the fulfillment of basic needs, which include food and housing security – a guaranteed right for every person. We are committed to making Cosumnes River College a basic needs-secure campus.
Michele K. Steiner
Interim Director, Hawk CARES Center for Basic Needs & Housing Resources
Emilia Murillo Rivas
Hawk CARES Student Personnel Assistant
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(916) 691-7491 or (916) 691-7320
Hawk CARES Center
Monday to Thursday:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday to Thursday:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
Monday to Friday:
1:00 to 9:00 pm
1st and 3rd week of the month:
2:00 to 4:00 pm
12:00 to 2:00 pm
"It helped me to save some money for school supplies. The food helps me maintain good health and concentration because my stomach won't be growling."
- CRC student | Library Information Technology major