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There is no escaping the influence that money can have on your education, career, relationships, extracurricular activities, health, and most aspects of life! While we live in unpredictable times, there are tangible steps to consider in order to improve your financial wellness over time. Build the fundamental tools and necessary skills that will help you make informed decisions about short-term and long-term finances.


  • Beaver Food Pantry - This service is open to all ARC students, faculty, and staff. The Beaver Food Pantry started in Fall 2017 in collaboration with the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.
  • Take the Hunger Quiz to find out what resources you have available to you!
  • Learn more about how students can qualify for CalFresh Food Benefits

 Homeless Resources

  • Legal Resource for Homeless Youth
  • Homeless Youth Handbook was developed through a multi-partner effort including Bay Area Legal Aid, the Tipping Point Community, Google and Baker McKenzie. This tool is rich with information.
  • 2-1-1 California is a statewide network consisting of county databases of resources and information regarding service providers or community agencies, such as emergency housing or public benefits, transportation or health care. This is a 24/7 service. Simply dial 211 from your telephone to be connected, or go online to the 2-1-1 webpage to find resources in your county. 2-1-1 is not currently available in all counties, please check the website for availability.
  • If you or someone you know is homeless, take the Homeless Quiz to find out if you're familiar with all the resources you can use.