CityHub is a free tool students can use to search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
College Basic Needs Center - Services
CityHub includes the College Basic Needs Center. We connect students with resources that address students' basic needs, both on-campus and in the community, so they can remain focused on their education.
If you're looking for food resources outside of SCC Food Distribution days, the Sacramento Food Bank offers many locations in your neighborhood throughout the Region. They also have a list of Emergency Response Agencies or you can also call 211.
SCC On-Campus Food Distribution Days
Food Distribution is bimonthly (twice a month on Tuesdays), held in front of the College Store.
Here are our future distribution days for the Spring 2023 Semester:
- January 17th
- January 31st
- February 14th
- February 28th
- March 14th
- March 28th
- April 11th
- April 25th
- May 9th
Sign up to receive a fresh produce box with items like lettuce, carrots, potatoes, apples, and other seasonal fruits and vegetables. Some distributions include dry goods boxes and gift cards.
You must sign up for each distribution date. Our Food Distribution is not a one-time registration/sign-up.
Once you have signed up for our Food Distribution, you will receive an email notification a few days before our actual Food Distribution date.
CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a nutrition program that helps students and their families buy healthy foods.
If you are on a limited income and are struggling to buy the healthy foods that you need, then CalFresh may be able to help! Plus, CalFresh benefits do not impact your financial aid, and you do not need your parents' tax return information to apply.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services offers a variety of services to the community. They offer more than just food. From diapers for a newborn baby to Immigration Legal Services to utility assistance (and more!).
Have a great idea for a business?
Want to develop a side hustle?
Complete the Money Matter course and become eligible to receive a micro-grant of up to $200 to start a business.
If you have any question regarding our Entrepreneur Micro-Grant please email: email@example.com or call (916) 650-2929.
Every Thursday, we provide a variety of free healthy fruits and snacks for registered students. These are provided to help keep you nourished and energized, to help you focus on your coursework and study time.
Stop by one of our six locations:
- LRC 1st Floor Lobby
- Rodda Hall North (Outside EOPS)
- Admission & Records
- Cultural Engagement Centers - Student Center
- Rodda Hall South - RISE
No sign-up is required for Fruitful Outreach.
Housing insecurity creates a challenge for all college students and their ability to perform academically.
Emergency Hotel Vouchers
Funds donated to the Los Rios Colleges Fund or campus-based Cares Programs can be used to provide hotel stays for one to 14 nights, allowing a student who is facing homelessness to have a safe place to stay while accessing other resources.
To be eligible to apply for the emergency hotel program, the student must be:
- enrolled in a minimum of six units at any one of our four campuses (American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, Sacramento City) in good standing
- making satisfactory academic progress
- facing an emergency situation
The student is limited to one emergency hotel stay per academic year, district-wide.
Housing Consultations and Support
In partnership with a local community-based organization, the college now has a "Case Manager" to assist students experiencing housing insecurities or homelessness navigate all the resources available in the Sacramento region. The case manager will assist students to become knowledgeable of all the resources available in Sacramento, how to engage in those services successfully, and support/encourage students along the way.
The Case Manager, Jose, is available in person every Tuesday and Thursday in LRC-120 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Please schedule an appointment in advance to ensure you're able to meet with him.
If you'd like to be contacted by Jose through email regarding Housing Consultations and Support please sign up and check the Housing Consultations & Support box.
Please note that we do not provide lists of apartments nor general apartment search information.
Housing Deposit Assistance
The college may additionally contribute to a student’s permanent housing needs (approval required).
The cap for Housing Deposit Assistance is $500 and all emergency situations must provide proof with written documentation.
This 6-week course will include valuable information to help students increase their overall knowledge of the importance of finance:
- money mindfulness
- credit repair
- and more
Prepare for a better financial future by participating today.
Students also receive a $100 gift card after successfully completing the course.
If you have any question or need more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 650-2929.
This program is designed to help students learn to stretch their food budgets, apply for and maximize food benefits like Cal Fresh, acquire culinary skills and utilize money and time-saving techniques. We believe this will result in more time, money, and resources, allowing for healthy lifestyle and food choices.
Students also receive cooking appliances (crockpot/slow cooker, sheet pans, stock pots, cooking utensils, etc) after completing each module.
Sign up today and learn how to do more and save more.
If you need any further information or have question regarding our Nutritional Education Series please email email@example.com or call (916) 650-2929.
Apply for a Student Emergency Grant with SCC's Campus Interventions Office.
The Student Emergency Grant provides up to $500 to SCC students who are involved in sudden and unexpected emergencies that threaten their ability to continue their education.
Please be advised that late car payments, car repairs, personal loans, childcare, lack of personal monthly finances, medical bills, etc. will not be considered or rewarded for this grant. There must be an immediate current crisis or unexpected emergency in order to apply for this Grant.
- provide verification of the emergency situation
- be enrolled in 6 units
- be in good academic standing
- be making satisfactory academic progress
The Textbook/Supply Voucher provides students an opportunity to request additional financial assistance to obtain textbooks and/or course-adopted supplies for required coursework. Students can receive $250 per year for up to 2 years.
Students much be able to demonstrate a financial need. Vouchers are available until funds are expended.