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Phone: (310) 287-4487

Email: wlac-basicneeds@wlac.edu


Fall 2022/ & Winter 2023:

Service hours vary, but appointments can be made by calling (310) 287-4487 or emailing wlac-basicneeds@wlac.edu. Bi-monthly pop-up pantries occur each 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 11am - 2pm (see dates), or until our supplies run out. Note that sometimes, due to holidays, we change the pop-up dates.


Basic Needs Program

The Basic Needs Program supports students by connecting them to on & off-campus resources and community referrals. Basic Needs encompasses those very necessities to survive: Food and Shelter. 
 
We work with you holistically, through a case management model to identify your needs, whether it be food, shelter, health & wellness, a stable income, etc. Then, we link you to available resources to keep you going, having a better chance of focusing and continuing school. 
 
Check out our WLAC Basic Needs Resource Guide. For further assistance, live chat with a representative or make an appointment. 

 

Faculty & Staff: Know a student who might benefit from additional support? Make a referral HERE.

 

Wardrobe & Food Pantry

We know that it's difficult to focus on your homework when you're worried about meeting your basic needs. To assist in this area, West has established a professional Wardrobe and Food Pantry supported by donations from the community and West employees and students.

 

Support Services

West has a number of support services which assist students with covering educational and living expenses and succeed academically. West students can receive free or low cost health care at the Student Health Center and child care at the Child Development Center.

 

Shower Facilities

Students enrolled in a credit or non-credit class at West, who are in good standing with the college, may use the gym's shower facilties, located in PEC-S (Women) and PEC-N (Men), Monday – Friday from 11:00am – 2:00pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. Any questions, call (310) 287-8301. Hours may be different during the Winter and Summer sessions and the showers will be closed on campus holidays. NOTE: Due to COVID-19, showers are not currently available.

 

Resources

Our Academic Counseling and other offices can also connect you to housing, legal and social services outside the campus. 

 

211 Logo and Link to 211 web pageLearn more about local off-campus resources for financial assistance, health care, housing, legal assistance, employment and more.