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Crisis Assistance & Resource Education Support (CARES) Division of Student Affairs

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Basic Needs Resources

Welcome to the Basic Needs webpage. Here, you will find a variety of resources to meet the housing, food and financial needs of students. Basic Needs are the minimum necessary elements that people need in order to succeed in their goals; these include food, clothing, shelter, safety.

If you are experiencing challenges with food access, housing, or finances, Sacramento State wants to ensure you have resources available to you in your time of need.

The WELL Showers Update

The WELL is committed to providing resources to our students in need while balancing the health and safety of the entire campus community. Options to shower will be offered through an online form found on the CARES website in order to ensure we have the appropriate staffing levels available to accommodate this service.

The WELL Shower Sign In

SMUD Assistance

Learn how SMUD is supporting the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not shutting off power, not charging late fees through May 30th, and we have adjusted our energy assistance rate, so more people can qualify. Please contact us for flexible payment arrangements. We are in this together. Learn more at smud.org/Coronavirus

SMUD Assistance Video

Housing Insecurity

If you are a student looking for a new home or struggling with homelessness the following resources can help you find a variety of housing opportunities:

Food Insecurity

If you are a student looking for additional support with food security or struggling to afford groceries, the following resources can help:

Support Resources

Educational Resources

Financial Insecurity

If you are a student looking for financial assistance or seeking employment while in school, the following resources can help you:

Support & Educational Resources

Employment Resources

Clothing Security

If you are a student looking for additional support with clothing security or struggling to afford interview attire, the following resources can help: