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CalWORKs Staff

Ellie Rabani,            Director
Alicen Vera, Coordinator
Nino Shtromberg, Coordinator              Edit Kocsis,      Counselor               Asya Davtyan, Counselor


 

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Domestic Violence Resources:

24/7 Hotline (1-888-999-7511) serves Los Angeles County daily (an area of 1.1 million people). We offer confidential support, crisis assistance, community referrals and information about other programs and services.

Manage Your Stress -  this time is uncertain for all of us. We have to remember to take care of ourselves so we can be there for our families and loved ones. The state has provided the following resources: stress managing tips  and California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19.

Income Benefits for College Students, prepared by John Burton Advocates for Youth – April 6, 2020

The People’s Guide gives practical information about how to get food, money, housing, health care and other help from government programs and community services if you live in Los Angeles County and need help in hard times.

The People's Guide is also available in Spanish

How to Make a no-sew mask! Click on the picture below:

LAVC - CalWORKs Facebook page

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services Website

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is a time-limited program that provides financial assistance to eligible needy families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care, and other necessary expenses.

Child Care Resource Center

The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has been serving children, families, and child care providers since 1976. CCRC manages programs to assist with issues such as finding and selecting child care and child care financial assistance to families. Children and families benefit from these programs, allowing parents to go to work and attend school, contribute to the economy and strengthen their families and the community.

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Neighborhood Legal Services combats the effects of poverty and creates lasting improvements in the lives of individuals and families throughout Los Angeles County.

Housing Authority of Los Angeles

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was established in 1938 by City of Los Angeles Resolution No. 1241. HACLA has grown to become one of the nation’s largest and leading public housing authorities, providing the largest supply of quality affordable housing to residents of the City of Los Angeles.

http://www.hacla.org/applyforph

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.

Your career sign

Salary Surfer https://salarysurfer.cccco.edu/SalarySurfer.aspx

Find out how much a specific career pays. 

California Career Zone: www.cacareerzone.org 

Program provides comprehensive information for 900+ occupations.  Information includes state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics.

California Career Cafe: www.careercafe.com
A virtual Career Center for California Community College Students.  This "where students meet success" website is open "24/7" with an emphasis on lifelong learning.  It is the student's gateway to good jobs and a better life.

O'Net: www.onetonline.org
An online tool that provides information on educational requirements for careers and the necesary requirements needed. 

Eureka Career Program:  http://www.eureka.org/join/enter_code.asp?sitecode=PQINZGF
This database provides specific information on Careers, Financial Aid, International Jobs, Universities, and Job Search Tools. 

Job Search Sites:

College Central Network (CCN), 

This website and its resources are available for FREE to LAVC Students, LAVC Alumni, community job seekers and employers. 

WorkSource California 

      A free business services including:
  • Free job listings, referral information, phone banks, computer access and workshops
  • No-cost advertising of open positions
  • Customized training for staff, interview rooms, and information for businesses affected by plant closures or layoffs
  • Customized recruitment to help quickly fill multiple positions
  • Candidate screening and/or testing to assure only qualified workers apply for positions
  • Facilities for conducting both one-on-one and group interviews
  • On-the-job and pre-employment training to provide workers with the skills necessary for employment

CalJOBs.ca.gov

     The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Indeed

     A simple to use search engine for jobs and one of the most efficient sites for surveying listings, because it aggregates information from job boards, news sites and company listings. An advanced search function provides more filters, and allows you to narrow down on a location, keyword and salary range. 

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