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This is just a sampling of links to services intended to help those in need near you. Click on city tabs for even more local services. If you have a helpful local service to add, please contact library staff.
Cerro Coso Access Programs
Services offered for those with special challenges, such as disabilities (DSPS), financial need (EOPS, CARE), etc. 760-384-6250.
Cerro Coso Career Center
Provides job skill development assistance as well as information on work-study programs. 760-384-6128
Cerro Coso Counseling
Guidance on completing college degrees, transferring, and establishing career objectives. 760-384-6219
Cerro Coso Financial Aid
Information on the financial aid process at Cerro Coso, as well as links to scholarships, grants, and work-study programs.
Cerro Coso Promise
The Cerro Coso Promise is a scholarship for recent high school graduates enrolling full time at Cerro Coso. 760-384-6145.
Cerro Coso Tutoring
Information on requesting or becoming a tutor in a subject at Cerro Coso.
Health & Mental Health Services
Resources and support groups for friends and family of alcoholics.
Covered California is where Californians can get federal premium assistance to help buy brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Service Center: 1-800-300-1506
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Local meeting locations, literature, and support groups for achieving a drug-free lifestyle.
Violence, Assault, and Abuse Resources
Victims of Crime Resource Center
Provides information and referrals statewide to victims, their families, victim service providers, and victim advocates. 1-800-VICTIMS (842-8467)
America's Job Center of California
Job search assistance and openings, with an emphasis on Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties.
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families with children in the home.
Employment Development Department
Offers a wide variety of services to Californians under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance (UI), State Disability Insurance (SDI), Workforce Investment, and Labor Market Information programs.
Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more! Phone: 1-800-952-5626.
Cerro Coso Military & Veteran's Service Center
Information about Cerro Coso's benefits and services for veteran students. VA Representative: 760-384-6291
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Access and manage your VA benefits, health care, GI Bill application, disability compensation, pension, housing assistance, and more. Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. Benefits Helpline: 1-877-847-3663.
Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
WIC helps families by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, vouchers for healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services. 1-800-852-577
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Promotes the well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. To report child abuse or speak with a counselor, contact Childhelp: 1-800-422-4453.