Cerro Coso understands that is very hard to focus on being a successful student if you are worried about your next meal, unsure where you are going to sleep, or struggling with a lack of health care. CC Cares is here to help you make sure your basic needs are met, so you can spend more energy on achieving your goals! CC Cares is a website to connect you and your family with basic needs resources in all of these different areas. Check back often! We will be adding resources and announcements regularly.
Supporting Your Basic Needs
Cerro Coso Community College Basic Needs Center strives to support students to be successful by ensuring their basic needs are met through resources, access, and advocacy. Basic needs include access to nutritious foods, mental and physical healthcare, technology, transportation, and more. Having one's basic needs met has a direct impact on the academic performance, mental health, physical health, and holistic well-being of our students.
Please complete the form below to connect with support. After you complete the form, a staff member will reach out to provide information and resources to the student. If you would like immediate assistance, please consider visiting the Basic Needs Center located in Room 145 on the Ridgecrest Campus or calling (760) 384-6150. Students are welcome to walk in to access food and clothing supplies or connect with our team.
For more information, visit the links below or complete the Basic Needs Referral Form and one of our staff will reach out to you with help.
Cerro Coso offers two Child Development Center locations. Find these and other childcare resources in your community here.
It is hard to study when you are hungry! Both on-campus and off-campus free food resources are available here.
There are more supports than you may think! Find all of the ways that we can help you afford college here.
Find the Cerro Coso Career Center, unemployment support, and other resources to help with your job search or finances.