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CalWORKs Online Counseling

Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am -10:30 am


CalWORKs Front Desk Agent



MAIN Email:

MAIN Phone: (310) 287-4261


Carlos | (310) 287-4582 

Brian | (310) 287-4515

Esther Gelsi |

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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 above.

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.

About CalWORKs


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

CalWORK Steps

Learn how to be part of our CalWORKs Program.

CalWORKs Intake Flowchart (pdf)

CalWORKs Forms

CalWORKs Application

Monthly Attendance Report Form

LA DPSS Progress Report Form

West Recertification Form

WLAC Book Supply Request Form

i-Train Work Study Time Entry


WLAC Workstudy Letter of Verification

CalWORKs Resources

How do I Qualify for CalWORKs?

You must be receiving Cash Aid from LA DPSS CalWORKs/GAIN.


Information about LA DPSS CalWORKs/GAIN and CalFresh:

CalWORKs Benefits

Overview of the DPSS/GAIN CalWORKs Process