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Beaver Cares

Basic Needs Center

American River College is pleased to introduce the Beaver Cares Basic Needs Center, located on campus in the Welcome and Support Center. We offer a wide range of services including food assistance, housing resources, and more! The Beaver Cares team believes that any barrier to success that a student is experiencing is a "basic need" and we strive to address them all in-house or by referral.

Many students face various issues. To be intentional in meeting the basic needs of our students, the Beaver Cares Program provides one central location for our students in need.

Our Services

Produce Distribution

Produce Distribution

The Beaver Cares Center offers walk-up produce distributions throughout the semester where currently-enrolled ARC students can pick up free fruits and vegetables.

Produce Distribution

Free Gas Cards

Free Gas Cards

Gas cards are for currently enrolled American River College students experiencing financial hardship. Each student is only allowed to apply once per semester for a $50 ARCO gift card.

Get a Free Gas Card

Textbook Assistance

Textbook Assistance

We offer textbook vouchers to low-income students with extenuating financial circumstances. Learn more and apply for this program.

Get Textbook Assistance

Money Matters Series

Money Matters Series

Money Matters is designed to help students develop a healthy financial lifestyle by learning and applying some of the key foundational concepts of financial literacy and well-being.

Money Matters Series

Nutritional Education Series

Nutritional Education Series

Learn how to maximize your grocery budget, make simple dishes on a budget, kitchen tips and tricks, plus receive free cookware and other kitchen tools.

Nutritional Education Series

Request Housing Assistance

Request Housing Assistance

Are you facing a housing crisis? Submit this form to get housing assistance. We offer a short-term hotel vouchers plus additional support to help students secure long-term housing.

Get Housing Assistance

Free Grocery Cards

Free Grocery Cards

Fill out our form for a free grocery gift card for currently enrolled American River College students experiencing financial hardship.

Get a Free Grocery Card

Diaper and Baby Needs Pantry

Diaper and Baby Needs Pantry

We offer a walk-up pantry specifically for student parents who need assistance with diapers and baby wipes.

Diaper and Baby Needs Pantry

Community Clothing Resources

Union Gospel Mission Sacramento

  • Womens Clothing Closet
  • 400 Bannon St.
    Sacramento, CA 95811
  • Phone: (916) 447-3268

Abundant Life Fellowship

  • 706 Atlantic Street
    Roseville, California 95678
  • Phone: (916) 783-1989

Capitol City Adventist Community Services

  • 6701 Lemon Hill Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95824
  • Phone: (916) 381-5353

Elk Grove Community Assistance Network

  • 8820 Elk Grove Blvd.
    Elk Grove, CA 95624
  • Phone: (916) 685-8453

Elk Grove Food Bank Services

  • 9820 Dino Drive
    Suite 140 Elk Grove, CA 95624
  • Phone: (916) 685-8453

Orangevale 7th Day Adventist

  • Food and Clothes Closet
  • 5810 Pecan Avenue
    Orangevale, CA 95662
  • Phone: (916) 967-0405

Beaver Cares Events

Feb
08

Produce Distribution

from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Feb
22

Produce Distribution

from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Contact

Supervisor:
Valerie Adger
adgerv@arc.losrios.edu

Specialist:
Medelin Velazquez
velazqm@arc.losrios.edu

Student Personnel Assistant:
George Hillman
hillmag@arc.losrios.edu

Beaver Cares Office Number:
(916) 484-8957

Beaver Cares Email:
arcbeavercares@arc.losrios.edu

Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm