RCC Relief and Assistance Programs
The Help You Need
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.
Basic Needs Resource Center
The Basic Needs Resource Center is available to all RCC students who feel they are
in need. We define NEED as a situation where students are faced with financial challenges and would otherwise
have limited resources to supplement their meals.
Manager, faculty, and classified professionals may also refer students to the Basic Needs Supervisor for additional resources (including RCC Basic Needs sustainability vouchers for cafeteria, gas, rent/housing, grocery store, and assistance signing up for Cal Fresh benefits).
The Basic Needs Resource Center's (BNRC) goal is to help supplement basic needs and promote sustainability for overall student wellness and success.
Location: CAK Room 104
Hours: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm; Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm.
Phone: (951) 328-3777
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.
More Resources for Students
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. You can also visit the Basic Needs Resource Center room 104A and ask for Benjamin Vargas or call (951) 328-3777 for more information or for help in completing your application.
Guardian Scholars & Foster Youth Specialist
Business Education Building, Room 110
Student Financial Services
Kane Student Building, First Floor
Student Health Services & Psychological Services
Renee Martin-Thornton, PH. D.
Bradshaw Building, Below the Bookstore
TRIO Student Support Services
Kane Student Building
The Riverside community is rich in support services, including:
Operation Safe House
9685 Hayes Street
Youth Opportunity Center
3695 Chestnut Street
Salvation Army Downtown
3595 First Street
(951) 784 4490
When You Need a Ride
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.