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.

Basic Needs Program

  • Use the link below and complete the form to connect with support.
  • After you complete the form, a staff member will contact the student to provide information and resources.

Basic Needs Referral Form

Submit a Basic Needs application today!

Contact Us

  • Location: CC Marketplace (in the Student Center, IWV)
  • Phone: (760) 384-6370
  • Hours:
    • Closed during the Summer