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Basic Needs

The Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) is a cross-campus collaboration led by the Basic Needs Department with representatives from Financial Aid, Housing, Case Management, and Student Business Services, serving both undergraduate and graduate students. 

When to Seek Help from ECRT 

If you are experiencing an urgent financial need related to rent, utilities, WiFi, food, or phone expenses. 

If you need food but do not have enough money to buy groceries. 

If you are struggling to find a safe, stable place to sleep (e.g., living in your car, temporarily staying with friends or family, or living on the street). 

Are You Working With A Distressed Student?

Get Help

Additional Resources
Crisis Support Services

On-Campus Support Resources

  • CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education)

    CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) is an intervention and prevention support program committed to ending sexual violence at UC Riverside. We seek to unite, inspire and cultivate a community culture of care by providing direct advocacy, resources and prevention educational programming related to issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking to students, staff, faculty and UCR affiliates.  


  • Case Management

    Are you overwhelmed, struggling with a relationship or family issue, failing your classes, feeling anxious or depressed, worried about housing, going hungry, or concerned about someone who is? Case Managers are the path-clearers and problem-solvers for UCR students dealing with mental health, academic, relationship, food insecurity and other stressful crises. By providing resources, linkage, education and expertise, we empower students to break down barriers, clarify needs and navigate complex processes to get back on track to reach their goals. 


  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

    CAPS is here to support you! Now in-person and virtual service options!


Off-Campus Support Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Call 988 for 24/7 Crisis & Suicide Lifeline 


  • Riverside Crisis Stabilization Unit/Mental Health Urgent Care

    24 hour/7 days urgent care mental health screening and assessment services and medications to address the needs of those in crisis in a safe, efficient, trauma-informed, and least-restrictive setting.

    9890 County Farm Road, Suite 6, Riverside, CA 92503

    Call: (951) 509-2499


  • National Crisis Text Line

    Text 741741 - to chat via text message with a live peer counselor through the National Crisis Text Line. 


  • Riverside Helpline

    The Inland SoCal Crisis Helpline is the regional 24/7 crisis and suicide hotline for Inland Southern California. It is free and confidential and you may remain anonymous. Trained counselors are available to provide support and resources to best help you. Bilingual counselors are available.

    Call: (951) 686-4357


  • Trans Lifeline

    Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community.  We’re run by and for trans people.

    Call: 1-877-565-8860


  • The Trevor Project 

    If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.

    Call: 1-866-488-7386


  • California Warm Line

    The Peer-Run Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking mental and emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. 

    Call: 1-855-845-7415