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Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education
Rachelle Thomas-Green, CARE Counselor/Coordinator
Student Services Building, Room 218

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CARE Office

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Welcome to the CARE Office!

LASC's Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program brings additional benefits to Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) students who are parenting, receiving CalWORKs /TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits, and are working towards getting a degree, transferring to a four-year university, or getting their credentials. 

Please note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all academic counseling at LASC will use Cranium Cafe, a meeting and collaboration platform designed specifically for student support.

Once on the ConexED page, students and faculty should use the "Login with Canvas" button. Staff should use the "Guest Registration" button

  • Students can access Cranium Cafe by clicking the online counseling button on each department's web page or the counseling and live chat button on the homepage of the student portal.  Students need to create an account, sign in, and can then begin chatting with counselors.
  • Counselors will be available on Cranium Cafe during their typical hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. Fridays. Students will be able to meet with a counselor from any special programs they belong to or a general counselor of their choice. Students are strongly recommended to meet with counselors from their special programs.
  • Although counselors will be able to perform most functions remotely, there may be slight delays in completing some tasks such as document requests from other colleges. Please be patient. LASC Counselors are here to answer your questions and help you plan for academic success this Spring Semester and beyond. 


Video chat with CARE on Cranium Cafe

More on CARE: 

If you are a single head of household with children under 14 years of age who are receiving public assistance and wants to be financially independent, you can learn profitable career skills while getting additional support to help meet the needs of a single parent.

To be eligible for CARE, you must: 

  • Be an EOPS student.
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units.
  • Be a Single head of household.
  • Have a child under 14 years old [Internal question: can a student be pregnant to receive these benefits?].
  • Be a TANF/AFDC (cash aid) recipient.

To apply to CARE, complete the CARE and EOPS sections of the EOPS Application. Make sure to click the ‘Submit Form’ button at the bottom of the application after answering all of the required questions that have a red asterisk (*) next to them.

CARE Benefits & Services include:

Our Financial Aid technicians will help you navigate the different financial aid applications, grants, scholarships, and programs to see which ones you are eligible for and help you with any questions you have.

You will receive even more financial aid to make sure you have what you need to be successful in your classes.

 Our introduction will give you the information you’ll need to know so you can receive all of the financial and support services CARE offers.

You will get to work with wonderful and thoughtful CARE counselors who are familiar with the different demands of being a single head of household. They can give you advice that is based on your needs and previous experience.

Our counselors and staff create engaging workshops and support group meetings to aid your success in areas such as career development, professional advancement, education, and how to transfer to a four-year university.