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...

53%
of Los Rios students are low-income.
28%
of Los Rios students live below the poverty line.
13%
of community college students are homeless.

That's why we created the Cares programs – Beaver Cares, Hawk Cares, Falcon Cares, and Panther Cares.

Graphic of a beaver wrapping its arms around a heart
Graphic of a hawk wrapping its arms around a heart
Graphic of a falcon wrapping its arms around a heart
Graphic of a panther wrapping its arms around a heart

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.

Student Emergency Fund

Food Pantries

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.

Emergency Hotel Program

Textbook Scholarships

Textbook scholarships help remove the largest financial barrier to completing a degree or certificate for students.

Textbook Scholarships

Gowns for Grads

Gowns for Grads provides graduation caps and gowns to many of our first-generation and low-income students.

Gowns for Grads

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.

COVID-19 Relief Fund

Donate to the Cares Program