Alternative StudENt Resources
The Chancellor's Office is committed to providing resources to support individual
community colleges and their students that are now working in a whole new way - online
Legal Services: Click here
Student Support: Click here
Student Resources: Click here
Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project is a one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. For additional information and to review the participating organization please visit the Disaster Relief Application Services and Assistance by Region and County website.
- Click here for details on DRAI.
Students can apply for CalFresh at: https://students.getcalfresh.org/
Other benefits and information available at the Your Benefits Now website: https://www.yourbenefits.laclrs.org/ybn/Index.html
The DPSS Customer Service Center can be reached at (866) 613-3777.
Please check back for the next round of applications.
Peer Housing Navigator
Winter Shelter - call agency first:
109TH St. Recreation Center
1464 East 109th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Safe Parking near Compton College. Call agency for information:
SSG / HOPICS - South LA Crocker
Contact: 323-948-0444, Ext. 115
Number of Spaces: 35
For Adults & Families
Hours of Operation:
8:15 p.m.- 7 a.m., Daily
Amenities: Portable restrooms
Number of Spaces: 30
For Adults & Youth
Hours of Operation:
7 p.m.- 7 a.m., Daily
Amenities: On-site restrooms
More Safe Parking Information:
LAHSA Safe Parking Program Flyer
Compton College students may call St. John's Well Child and Family Center for medical and mental health services: 323-541-1411. For more information go to Student Health Center's webpage.
The California Youth Crisis line runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 800-843-5200. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255. You can also text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
For our LGBTQ students, information and support is offered through a number of other resources as well. Contact the Trevor Project by calling 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 for 24/7 information and suicide prevention resources. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline is available from 1:00 â€“ 9:00 p.m. at 1-800-273-8255. Or you can call or text the Victims of Crime Resource Center at 1-800-842-8467 for help or guidance.
ACCESSING FOOD DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Compton College students who may need access to free food resources during the campus closure can utilize the following resources:
Food Pantries and Giveaways
Food Net - East Rancho Dominguez
15116 S. Atlantic Ave, Compton, CA 90221
Food Distribution: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (appointment needed)
Shields for Families-Social Service Agency - Food Bank
11705 Deputy Yamamoto Place
Lynwood, CA 90262
323-242-5000, ext. 4200
Food Distribution: Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Paramount Care Foundation
8303 Alondra Boulevard
Paramount, CA 90723
City of Lynwood: Kinds and Teens Eat Free - beginning March 16, 2020
To find the nearest Food Bank: https://www.lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator/
Food Bank Resource Guide (PDF)
What I Need (WIN) App for LA's Homeless and Struggling Youth, Families and Adults:
K-12 Meal Service
Lynwood Unified School District
Compton Unified School District
Paramount Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District
STUDENT LAPTOP LOAN PROGRAM
Summer 2020 Student Laptop Loan Policy
Beginning Monday, June 22, 2020, students who submit a Student Laptop Loan Program RSVP for summer 2020 and are actively enrolled in at least one (1) summer 2020 course will be eligible to receive a laptop on loan for the entire summer term. The summer term runs from June 22 - August 13, 2020.
After submitting the form, students will be required to check their @compton.edu email for further instructions.
The due date for laptops to be returned is Friday, August 21, 2020. Students must email email@example.com to set up an appointment to return their laptop to campus. Students who do not return their laptop by the due date will have a fee applied to their student account per the Student Laptop Loan Agreement.
Continue Laptop Loan: Students who borrow a laptop over the summer and continue at Compton College by taking fall 2020 courses will be allowed to continue their laptop loan through the fall semester.
Wi-Fi hotspots are available on a first-come first served basis to students currently enrolled in summer 2020 courses at Compton College.
- Complete the online form (click here) to request to participate in Compton College's Student Wi-Fi Hotspot Loan Program
- Compton College staff will confirm your enrollment in summer 2020 courses
- Check your @compton.edu email
a. Eligible students will receive an email to confirm their eligibility and provide further information regarding shipping of their hotspot.
b. Ineligible students will receive an email notifying them that they are ineligible due to not being enrolled at Compton College during summer 2020
c. Distribution for waitlisted students will be emailed at a future date.
- For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
REDUCED COST OR FREE INTERNET ACCESS
As California Community Colleges move classes and services online, access to reliable internet service is critical. Below is a list of several companies providing free or low-cost internet access during the current emergency.
|Comcast||Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering two months of free to Internet service through the Internet Essentials program (Links to an external site.). This offer is available to new and existing customers. Additionally, Xfinity WiFi hotspots (Links to an external site.) are now available free of charge to the public.|
|AT&T||AT&T is providing free access to its WiFI hot spots (Links to an external site.) throughout the country.|
|Charter||Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access (Links to an external site.) for 60 days to households college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Additionally, all WiFi hotspots are now free of charge.|
|T-Mobile||T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.|
|Verizon||Verizon is waiving late fees and suspending service termination (Links to an external site.)for customers negatively impacted by the global crisis.|
|California Connects||California Community Colleges students are eligible for this mobile hotspot service (Links to an external site.), powered by Sprint, which offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge for only $19.99 a month.|
|Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots||All Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the "xfinitywifi" SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. For more information on available public hotspots visit https://wifi.xfinity.com/.|
Additionally, as part of the Keep Americans Connected Pledge (Links to an external site.), AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Google Fiber, Spring, Verizon, and T-Mobile will not disconnect any customers for the next 60 days regardless of payment status.