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Resources for Homeless Students

Homeless Students Resources

The following resources are available to enrolled students facing housing insecurity:​

HOUSING SUPPORT

LACC HOUSING NAVIGATORS
LACC Housing Navigators provide housing assistance to enrolled students between the 18-24 years old and either homeless, fleeing domestic violence, or at risk of homelessness. For assistance, follow these steps:

  1. Complete a Problem Solving: Housing Navigation form
  2. Submit the completed form to Cherrelle Majano at cmajano@lalgbtcenter.org.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING

HEALTHY HOUSING FOUNDATION
Healthy Houseing Foundation provides affordable housing units for rent between $400 - $650 per month, including utilities. Check out the Healthy Housing Foundation website and Walk-In Wednesday flyer for additional information. 

LOS ANGELES ROOM & BOARD
The Opportunity House, a 50-bed facility, will provide stability & support to resilient to students in pursuit of their college degree. Visit the Los Angeles Room & Board website and informational flyer for additional information.

SEED HOUSE PROJECT
The Seed House Project is a live/work space for at-risk youth. Visit the Seed House Project website and informational flyer for additional information.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA LOS ANGELES
The Volunteers of America Los Angeles provides assistance to Homeless Transitional Youth throughout Los Angeles County. Read their informational flyer for additional information.

SAFE PARKING

The Safe Parking program gives people living in their cars, vans, and RVs/campers a safe and legal place to park and sleep at night. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority provides a listing of Safe Parking Program​ Locations

CLOTHING

ASG ‘Cubby’s Closet': The Associated Student Government provides students with clothes and shoes as well as some clothes for children and hygiene supplies at any time during the week on the second floor of the Student Union building. (NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

SHOWERS

Students can use the showers in the Kinesiology Building Monday - Thursday, 8:00-10:00 am, and Friday, 10 am -12 pm. Students need to bring their own toiletries and towels. For hygiene supplies visit ASG Cubby’s Closet. (NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

FOOD

Food Banks Guide in Los Angeles
The Comprehensive Housing Information & Referrals for People Living with HIV/AIDS Los Angeles provides a list of Food Banks. Download a copy from their website

Food for Thought
The LACC Food for Through program may be available starting November 2020. Stay tuned.

CalFRESH
CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. To apply, visit the CalFresh website.

ASG ‘Cubby’s Closet
Students can stop by the ASG office for canned and dried goods at any time during the week. (NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

TEXTBOOK AND SUPPLIES

LACC Foundation
Students can apply for book vouchers, as well as scholarships from their website.

Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS)
Eligible students can qualify for backpacks, supplies, and vouchers. For additional information, visit the Extended Opportunity Program & Services website.

CalWORKs
Eligible students can receive assistance with book vouchers and supplies at the campus bookstore. For additional information, visit the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility for Kids website.

CHILD CARE

Child care services is available at the Child Development Center, even if you are homeless. Your child(ren) does NOT need to be potty trained. Services are available 7:50am – 4pm M-TH, 8am-12:30pm Fridays. (NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Free Legal Support
Free legal support is available for Dreamer students. For additional information, visit the Dream Resource Center website.

Los Angeles LGBT Center
Los Angeles LGBT Center staff provides weekly visits to offer support and assistance to students in the Genderversity Center(NOTE: Due to campus closure as a result of COVID-19, this service is currently not available until the campus reopens.)

Break it to Make it
This program is available for students who have been formerly incarcerated in integrating back into the community and focusing on academic support. For additional information, visit the Break it to Make it website.

 Contact Us

 

Alvaro Aguila
Student Services Specialist, Foster & Kinship Care/Guardian Scholars
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2335 (phone)
aguilaam2@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Myra Davis
Financial Aid Assistant
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2003 (phone)
davisml@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Armineh Dereghishian
Acting Dean of Student Services
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2452 (phone)
deregha@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Oscar Flores
Counselor, Veterans Resource Center
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2777 (phone)
floresoe@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Phoebe Long
Student Services Assistant, Veterans Resource Center
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2126 (phone)
longpp@lacitycollege.edu (email)

 

Cherrelle Majano
Housing Navigator, Children, Youth & Family Services
(323) 860-3637 (phone)
cmajano@lalgbtcenter.org (email)

 

Jeremy Villar, Dean of Student Services
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2011 (phone)
villarjr@laccd.edu (email)

 

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