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Beaver Cares

Offices close every day at 5pm from December 19th-January 6th (campus will be closed for Winter Recess Dec 23rd - Jan 3rd).

Basic Needs Center

American River College is pleased to announce the first ever Basic Needs Center on Campus in the Welcome and Support Center.  The Beaver Cares Basic Needs Center offers 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. In order to be intentional in meeting the basic needs of our students, The Beaver Cares Program provides one central location for our students in need. 

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Beaver Cares covers a number of services:

These services can be viewed on the Beaver Cares webpage:

Services and Resources

Beaver Cares Calendar, and Events

Housing Assistance

Many students experience homeless or unsafe housing conditions. To meet this need, and by the gift of gracious donors, we offer a short-term hotel voucher system and then additional support to help students secure long-term housing.

Housing Insecure Student Referral Form


Valerie Adger

Medelin Velazquez

Student Personel Assistant:
George Hillman

Beaver Cares Office Number
(916) 484-8957

Beaver Cares e-mail:


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Resources for Undocumented Students

The State Chancellor’s Office along with the Foundation for California Community Colleges have compiled resources for undocumented students during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Resources for Undocumented Students