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CalWORKs Online Counseling


Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm



MAIN Email:

Email: | (310) 287-4261

Email: | (310) 287-4515


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are not able to provide in-person services at this time. Chat with our Live Representatives available at the links below.

Note: You will be prompted to log in via CANVAS or to create a free ConexED account. Email or leave a message at 310-287-4462 if we may be of assistance. A Welcome Center employee will contact you shortly. Online services work best on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.

Our Study Time Policy:

1 hour of CLASS TIME = 1 hour of STUDY TIME

CalWORKs/GAIN (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids/Greater Avenues to Independence) is a government (both state and federal) funded program that offers temporary financial assistance, vocational and job skills training, as well as other support services.

Our office serves as a liaison between the college and the Los Angeles Department of Public Services.  Eligible CalWORKs participants are referred to our office for the completion of referral forms, academic advisement, educational plan, training verification, progress reports, and assistance with monthly attendance reports.

Our goal is to assist program participants in transitioning from welfare to long term self-sufficiency and gainful employment through coordinated student services.

If you are attending West Los Angeles College and 18 years or older and you are currently receiving cash aid (CalWORKs/TANF), you many qualify for CalWORKS/GAIN.

Available support services include:

  • Book/Supply Vouchers
  • Academic Advisement
  • Training and Employment Verification
  • Work Study (On-campus)
  • Progress Reports
  • Monthly Attendance Reports
  • Tutoring
  • Workshops
  • Child Care
  • Coordination of services for persons with learning disabilities