Los Rios Cares Program
At Los Rios, we care about helping our students in need. Many Los Rios students struggle to meet their basic needs, and it often takes only a minor setback to derail their dreams.
Did You Know...
of Los Rios students are low-income.
of Los Rios students live below the poverty line.
of community college students are homeless.
That's why we created the Cares programs – Beaver Cares, Hawk Cares, Falcon Cares, and Panther Cares.
How the Cares Program Helps
The Cares program at each college provides a safety net for students and addresses their most pressing needs through the following initiatives.
Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial help to students experiencing an emergency, so they can stay in school and on track.
Food pantries support student wellness and reduce food insecurity by providing food and other necessities in a safe space. Food pantries are currently closed due to COVID-19 but food boxes are being distributed on campus via drive-through on scheduled days. To support hungry students, donate through the CARES giving form.
Emergency Hotel Program
The Emergency Hotel Program keeps students off the street until they can find more permanent housing.
Textbook scholarships help remove the largest financial barrier to completing a degree or certificate for students.
Gowns for Grads
Gowns for Grads provides graduation caps and gowns to many of our first-generation and low-income students.
COVID-19 Relief Fund
The COVID-19 Relief Fund provides additional support to students impacted by COVID-19. This includes grocery gift cards, refurbished computers for students without access to a computer at home, and low-cost internet for students who previously relied on public libraries for internet access.