Need Help?

Skip to Content

CCA Portal


Student Form & Resources

Last updated on Jun 21, 2022


DO NOT report emergencies via the CCA CARES form. If this is an emergency call 9-1-1 and then call CCA Public Safety at 415.703.9510. If this is a psychological emergency, please contact CCA’s Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 510.594.5099. After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email. This information will be reviewed within 3 business days. You can expect a delayed response during college closures.

CCA CARES Form for Students

CCA CARES form for Students

This page serves as a resource for CCA Students. Students are the cornerstone of our CCA Community. As the eyes and ears of the College community, it is everyone's responsibility to assist those students who exhibit concerning behavior, or are in need of individualized resources/support.

The Dean of Students Office encourages you to utilize the CCA CARES reporting process in order to do your part to actively participate in efforts to keep the community safe and functional. The success of this process is dependent upon community commitment to reporting concerns.

The Dean of Students accepts CCA CARES forms from any person who is concerned about the health or safety of a CCA student, employee, visitor, or the campus community at large. Once this form is submitted, the Dean of Students Office will review the information and take appropriate action, which may or may not include contacting you, the reported/referred person, and any others you have identified that may have relevant information or who may have been impacted by the reported/referred person. If you wish to make an anonymous report, the team will evaluate the report and determine what follow up (if any) is necessary to address the reported concerns.

While anonymous reports are accepted, you are encouraged to provide your name and contact information in order to allow us to most effectively and efficiently address the content of which you are reporting. We must have the name of the person you are concerned about in order to follow-up and provide appropriate assistance.


The below list has been compiled with assistance from the Dean of Office and the Office of Student Success Staff. If there is a resource you would like to add or have questions or concerns about please email

Basic Needs

  • CCA Emergency Food Pantry: The donation-based food pantry is designed to provide an emergency, short-term solution for CCA students who are experiencing food insecurity.
  • SF Marin Food Bank: Use SF Marin Food Bank's Food Locator tool to find food assistance in San Francisco and Marin, including weekly free groceries, one-time emergency food, or help to enroll in CalFresh (food stamps).
  • Alameda County Community Food Bank: Provides CalFresh application assistance and a helpline to connect you to a source for groceries or a hot meal the same day you call.
  • CalFresh for College Students: CalFresh is a state program that helps students buy food and eat healthier by providing awards up to $250 a month for groceries.
  • Provides a list of food pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, and food banks throughout California.

Housing Needs

Financial Wellness

  • Cash Course: A free online budgeting and money management tool specifically for college students.
  • Napkin Finance: An engaging online tool to introduce yourself to important financial topics in 30 seconds, including investing, Money 101, and Michelle Obama's course on higher education.
  • Clever Girl Finance: 100% free financial literacy courses and resources, designed to empower women to ditch debt, save money, and build wealth. Includes podcasts, videos, and articles about financial mindset and motivation, budgeting, investing, credit building, credit cards, savings, business and side hustles, and more!
  • Smart About Money: A free resource with 13 online self-directed courses, articles, calculators and tips to help individuals seeking general financial education on common economic situations, including spending, saving and investing.
  • NerdWallet: Financial tools and advice to help people understand their options and make better financial decisions (e.g. student loans, credit cards), ask questions and get advice, and learn about ways to reduce your bills.
  • Mint: A free app that helps you reach your goals with personalized insights, custom budgets, spend tracking, and subscription monitoring.

NOTE: Please contact CCA Financial Aid for more information on scholarships and financial aid opportunities, including steps to apply for financial aid.


  • Orion Fund: Grants for college students under the age of 30 in a health crisis and needing to cover health costs, medical technology, and other living expenses.


  • FindHelp.Org:
    • Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help.