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Hawk CARES Program

The Program

Hawk CaresMany 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.

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The CARES programs include the following:

Homes for Hawks

Homes for Hawks

Homes for Hawks serves as a housing resource hub to current and future CRC students.

Homes for Hawks

Emergency Hotel

Emergency Hotel

The Hawk CARES Program may provide short-term hotel stays to meet students' immediate housing needs.

Emergency Hotel

The Hawk Spot Food Pantry

The Hawk Spot Food Pantry

The Hawk Spot Food Pantry provides food and necessities for students experiencing food insecurity.

Hawk Spot

The Hawk Closet

The Hawk Closet

The Hawk Closet provides suits and professional clothing to students to prepare them to enter the workforce.

The Hawk Closet


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.

(916) 691-7095

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Michele K. Steiner
Interim Director, Hawk CARES Center for Basic Needs & Housing Resources
(916) 691-7097

Malisha Blakes
Hawk CARES Student Support Specialist

Jonathan Leong
Hawk CARES Student Personnel Assistant

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
Friday (remote):
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Food Pantry

Monday to Thursday:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday:


Monday to Friday:
1:00 to 9:00 pm

Career Closet

1st and 3rd week of the month:
2:00 to 4:00 pm
12:00 to 2:00 pm


Hawk CARES is located in Portable 48
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Hawk Spot Lockers are located at the Technology building
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Student Testimonial

"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