Harper College

Hawks Care Services for Students

 Hawks Care believes you shouldn't have to sacrifice your basic human needs to get an education.  Hawks Care Resource Center is here to help you connect to campus and community resources to meet those basic needs so you can focus on your academic goals.

Services for Students

Harper College is fortunate to have many area resources - you can browse these community-based resources anytime.  If you're wondering, "Where do I start?" or "What should I do?" that is why we are here!  Having a private conversation with someone who cares will help connect you to the right resources at the right time. 

Whether you are looking for food pantries, local housing programs, or need help finding other community resources for medical and mental health care, we can help.  Current students can submit a general inquiry here, and a member of the Hawks Care team will reach out to get you scheduled with our Resource Specialist.

If you are a currently enrolled Harper College student who is experiencing homelessness or is at risk of experiencing homelessness, please contact our IBHE Housing and Opportunities that are Useful for Students' Excellence Liaison, Christina Paskon, at 847.925.6658 or pc09477@harpercollege.edu

To locate your county or area Continuum of Care, click here

For assistance with current or upcoming tuition costs or other bills owed to the college, we encourage you to speak with a Financial Aid Specialist to explore available financial aid options.

Hawks Care Resource Center

The Hawks Care Pantry has limited non-perishable food items along with personal care essentials for currently enrolled students. Students will need to show their Harper I.D. and confirm enrollment.

Laptop Loans

Hawks Care has a limited number of laptops available to loan for students who:

  • Have financial need
  • Have no other access to technology 
  • Course(s) require laptop/ Windows operating system

Currently enrolled students may request a laptop by completing this form

Career Closet

The Hawks Care Career Closet provides new and gently used professional attire for interviews, career fairs, networking events, and the workplace. The goal of the Career Closet is to remove financial barriers that may prevent students from looking and feeling their best during the internship and job search process. We serve students who are:

  • Currently enrolled
  • Completed and received a Harper credential (within the last year)
  • Proof of interviewing for job/internship opportunity, have a job/internship, or plan to attend an upcoming job/career fair may be requested

Please call our office to reserve a time to shop! If you would like assistance learning how to properly iron clothing or tie a tie, please let us know when you call to schedule.

Harper College Lyft Pass Program

The Harper College Lyft Pass Program offers discounted rides for most Harper students. Click on the link for more details!

Warming Centers

During winter months, if you find that you are in need of a warming center during the day search your local area on the Cook County Warming Centers website to find the center nearest you.

Not in Cook County? Contact your local Township or City Hall and they should be able to provide you with information about warming centers or direct you to where you need to go.



If you have questions about donations or partnering in other ways, please contact us in advance! Hawks Care has donation drives throughout the year based on the needs of our campus community.

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Contact Us

Map to Building D 204

Hawks Care Resource Center
Building D 204

Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Hawks Care here

Last Updated: 5/23/24