The Help You Need

Homeless, Hungry and Hope

Need help? You’re not alone! A recent study of college students found 42% were food insecure, 46% housing insecure, 12% homeless and half struggle just to get enough to eat. There is help — from counseling to the free student food pantry to complimentary shower and laundry service available on campus.

Your Path to Wellness

Healthcare and Crisis Assistance

You are not alone. From health concerns to support when you’re not feeling well or vulnerable or in crisis, as part of the RCC community you have access to the services and education you need to maintain your well-being to succeed in college. On campus, or in Riverside, you have access to everything from confidential checkups, immunizations, low cost prescriptions, crisis intervention and counseling.


The Resources You Need

Food, toiletries, showers, laundry service, and school supplies are just some of what you can find, free of charge, at the RCC Resource Center. Managed by students on the second floor of Bradshaw, you can visit Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm to either get or learn how to get what you need. For laundry service, please contact, John Garcia in Wheelock Gym Room 111 or call (951) 490-5779 to arrange a time.

Deborah Hall, Ed.D. 
Bradshaw Building, Room 207 
(951) 222-8572 ​  
Guardian Scholars & Foster Youth Specialist 
Jeremy Johnson 
Business Education Building, Room 110 
(951) 222-8251  
Student Activities 
Deborah Hall, Ed. D 
Bradshaw Building, Room 207 
(951) 222-8572   
Student Financial Services 
Manny Gray
Kane Student Building, First Floor 
(951) 222-8756  
Student Health Services & Psychological Services 
Renee Martin-Thornton, PH. D. 
Bradshaw Building, Below the Bookstore 
(951) 222-8151  
TRIO Student Support Services 
Cecilia Lusk
Kane Student Building 
(951) 222-8827 

Swing by the 2nd floor of the Bradshaw Center to the ASRCC Resource Center for snacks, school supplies, and toiletries. 

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 2 pm
Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
Friday 10 am - 2 pm

RCC Food Grant and CalFresh/2-1-1 Community Connect 

  • Working and receiving financial aid often isn’t enough to cover food and housing. Attending college and completing your degree will promote future economic self-sufficiency, but you need help now. 
  • You can also complete the CalFresh Online Application (see documentation requirements below).  
  • For questions/appointments, call 2-1-1 or 800-464-1123. 

The Riverside community is rich in support services, including: 
Operation Safe House 
9685 Hayes Street 
(951) 351-4418  
Youth Opportunity Center 
3695 Chestnut Street 
(951) 826-2272  
Salvation Army Downtown 
3595 First Street 
(951) 784 4490 

When You Need a Ride


Free RTA Bus Trips

Your valid RCC photo student ID lets you ride anywhere Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) travels. Traveling on the RTA begins the first day of the term for registered students.



lyft car service

Discount on Lyft Use

Start by requesting a ride using the app (available for Android <<link to app in google store>> and iPhone iOS <<link to app in apple store>>. To receive your discount use Promo Code GLOW25 where it says apply credit under payment section.




A Little Something for You…Discounts

Community and Campus Savings

As a student or employee of RCC you can take advantage of discounts and offers we have negotiated on your behalf from our corporate partners — enjoy discounted tickets to theme parks, a break on your coffee or even savings on a haircut.

Discounts and Savings

Food Insecure Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Any RCC student who is experiencing food insecurity. 
RCC's Saunders Street Warehouse (across from the tennis courts). 
Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 (with the exception of holidays and breaks-please check your RCCD email regularly for cancelled date notifications) 
Bags will be distributed drive-thru style, and you will not need to get out of your vehicle. Please wear a face covering and have your RCC student ID card ready. 
Please have your WebAdvisor/MyPortal schedule pulled up on your cell phone/mobile device (or a printed schedule works too!) and show us another type of photo ID (driver's license, old high school ID, etc).