Welcome to Los Angeles Mission College!

The Center for Wellness is offering virtual and in person services.

We have Your Back!

The Center for Wellness supports students’ well-being by providing referrals to the following services:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Veteran Services
  • Career Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Mental Health Services provided by Luminarias Institute
  • Social Services provided by Luminarias Institute
  • Care Solace - 24/7 Service Provider for our Students

In the event that the Center for Wellness cannot provide direct support for students, every effort will be made to connect students with additional resources on campus and in the community.

Please click on the "Student Self-Referral Form link" below and complete the Center for Wellness Intake form and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.

Student Self-Referral Form Link

Mental Health and Social Services

Luminarias

Luminarias provides individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults in school-based settings. They treat depression and anxiety, specializing in trauma work (i.e., post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual, physical, psychological, and emotional abuse), grief and loss, and challenges related to biculturalism.

Benefits include:

  • One-on-one counseling sessions for current LAMC students.

  • Wrap around social services assistance.

Luminarias is now offering a weekly group workshop for all LAMC students. The workshop is meant to help students who may be struggling with stress and/or anxiety. This will be a place where you are heard and supported. View their flyer for more information.

Care Solace

Care Solace navigates the mental health care system to find available providers matched to specific needs – so you don’t have to.

Benefits include:

  • Care Solace is completely confidential, and information is securely stored.

  • Care Solace is 24/7, you can video chat with a representative by clicking “Book Appointment”.

  • There is no cost to use Care Solace, they will help find a provider that accepts either private insurance, Medi-Cal, or they will work on a sliding payment scale if you do not have insurance.

  • Anyone associated with LA Mission College can use Care Solace, students and their families as well as staff and their family members.

  • Their Care Concierge can accommodate any language.

  • All mental health and substance that use disorder pathways of care are available through Care Solace, including psychiatry and marital counseling.

Care Solace Resource Links:

CalFresh

The CalFresh student eligibility has expanded, making it easier for students to apply. More students are eligible to take advantage of $192.00 or more a month in grocery food cards. Students with dependents may be eligible for more!

Apply Today

Need help with your CalFresh application?
Receive one-on-one assistance by visiting the Basic Needs Center located at Campus Center Building, Lower Level.

CalFresh,  formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.

The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.  CalFresh benefits come on a plastic card, called the Golden State Advantage Card, which you can use just like a bank card at most food stores. 

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Legal permanent resident
  • T-Visa holder (or applicant)
  • Asylee, refugee, or parolee (or applicant)
  • VAWA relief applicant
  • Cuban or Haitian entrant
  • Afghan entering with Special Immigrant VISA (SIV), (SQ/SI) Parole, or other forms of humanitarian parole

The amount of the benefits is based on the size of your household, your income, and your bills. Household means a person living alone or a group of people living together who buy food and make meals together.

Family Size Monthly Gross Income Limit (200% FPL) Maximum CalFresh Allotment*
1 $2,024 $192
2 $2,744 $352
3 $3,464 $504
4 $4,184 $640
5 $4,904 $760
6 $5,694 $913

 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, mothers with infants, and young children eat well, be active and stay healthy.

You may qualify if you:

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby;
  • Have a children under the age 5; and
  • Have low to medium income; and/or
  • Receive Medi-Cal, CalFresh (Food Stamps), or CalWORKS (TANF) benefits; and
  • Live in California

WIC provides:

  • Nutrition education and health information
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Checks for healthy foods (like fruits and vegetables)
  • Referrals to medical providers and community services

How to Apply

Review the chart below to see if your family's income falls within the WIC guidelines, then visit the WIC Application webpage.

For more information, call (818) 361-7541 or visit the WIC website.

Household size Federal Poverty (Annual) Reduced price meals (Annual)
1 $13,590 $25,142
2 $18,310 $33,874
3 $23,030 $42,606
4 $27,750 $51,338
5 $32,470 $60,070
6 $37,190 $68,802
7 $41,910 $77,534
8 $46,630 $86,266
Each additional family member add: + $4,720 + $8,732

Young Child Tax Credit

The Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) provides a credit of up to $1,083 per tax return for Californians who qualify for CalEICT and have a child under 6 years old.

For the tax year 2022 and forward, you may qualify for YCTC with a total earned income of zero dollars or less, provided all of the following apply:

  • Your total wages, salaries, tips, and other employee compensation (whether subject to California withholding or not), if any, do not exceed $32,490
  • Your total net loss does not exceed $32,490, and
  • You otherwise meet the CalEITC and YCTC requirements

You must claim YCTC on the 2022 FTB 3514 form, California Earned Income Tax Credit, or if you e-file, follow your software’s instructions. You may claim YCTC for the tax year 2019 forward by filing or amending your state income tax return. However, for tax years prior to 2022, you will only be eligible for YCTC if you meet all CalEITC requirements, including having at least $1 or earned income in the tax year.

For on-campus emergencies:

(818) 364-7843 or (818) 364-7845
For off-campus emergencies call: 911

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Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 10:30AM - 6:30PM
Fridays: 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Student Success Center Campus Center, Lower Level.