LA CARES- Child Care for Low Income and Essential Workers

CARES Act funds available for child care services (vouchers) until Dec 30, 2020


or call (888) 922-4453

NOTE: The BaNC is currently closed to in-person services on both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses. To contact us directly at this time, please email us at:

Remote Services:

BaNC Zoom Room Office Hours 


Monday: 9 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday: noon - 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 3 - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 5 - 7 p.m.

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  • NOTE: The BaNC is currently closed to in-person services on both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses. 

    The Basic Needs Center (BaNC) provides the following services...

    • Food – grab-and-go snack items, single serve items, and canned good groceries
    • Clothing – including seasonal clothing & business attire for interviews
    • Personal Hygiene Products
    • CalFresh and Medi-Cal sign-up Assistance
    • Shower Kits for On-Campus Shower Facilities (Valencia campus only)
    • Housing Referral Assistance
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  • Medi-Cal

    You can apply for Medi-Cal in three ways: apply online, call a certified enroller, or have a certified enroller call you. Apply Today! 

    Individuals ages 19-25 are eligibile for full-scope Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status



    Recieve free legal help from Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County


    You may be eligible for discounted rates regarding WI-FI, electronics, and household utilities! 

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      Search   internet related services based on your physical address


      - internet    resource for students 

      -free County WiFi spots 

      -Internet provider contact info

      Mobile internal providers

    • AT&T offers affordable WI-FI and hot-spots to SNAP, Head Start and/or National School Lunch participants, or have family members who receive SSI

    • As a student you can get discounted prices on software, electronics, and accesories.


      As a COC student you can download Office suite from your my canyons for free!

    • SCV Water customers can recieve a water efficiency kit and can participate in a Watersmart Workshop with a $20 incentive. 

    • Boost Mobile is giving a $15 discount towards pre-paid cell phone plans for CARE participants


    211 LA is resource guide for housing, food, and health assistance

    - DIal 2-1-1 if in LA County

    - (800) 339-6993

    Transportation TAP Cards  

    -  Discounted rates for METRO based on income eligibity

    - Check the flyer for pass rates and income eligibility guide 

         LIFE Flyer

    - Follow steps for application and mail or email to FAME office (address on STEP 3) if you are from AV, SCV, SFV, or Central LA


    Laptop & Hotspot Loans as well as a printing service (10 pages free daily)

    Check to see if there is a LA county library near you that offers these services! 

    Aunt Bertha is a resource guide based on your zip code

    Community Resources, consists of all resources listed on one page 


  • Monetary Donation Instructions 

    1. Complete online form
    2. In the Donation Designation section of the online form, select "Other" in the drop-down box on the "Direct My Donations To" line
    3. Type "BaNC" in the box on the "Other Donation" line
    4. Complete all other fields that apply
    5. Submit

     COC Employee Payroll Deduction Instructions

    College of the Canyons employees can make monthly or one-time donation to the BaNC.  Request a payroll deduction form via email


    Food Donation Suggestions...

    • Nuts/Seeds/Trail Mix (individual packs)
    • Unsweetened applesauce, pudding (individual cups)
    • Whole grain granola bars (Individual bars)
    • Individually wrapped beef jerky sticks
    • Instant oatmeal (individual cups)
    • Crackers (Individual packets)
    • Pull top canned fruit in water or juice (not syrup)
    • Preserved fruit (individual cups)
    • Individual boxes of cereals (under 7 grams of sugar at least 3 grams of fiber)
    • Individual bags of chips/Chex-Mix/ Pretzels, etc.  
    • Single serve, microwavable meals
    • Pull top canned tuna, chicken, etc.
    • Instant low-sodium soups (pull tops)
    • Mac N' Cheese
    • Ravioli/Lasagna/Beef Ravioli/Spaghetti & Meatballs
    • Ramen
    • Canned vegetables, soups, chili, etc. (pull tops preferred)




  • CalFresh Checklist

    1. Check your eligibility by submitting the pre-screening application (not actual CalFresh application)
    2. Make an appoinment with a BaNC representative to apply for CalFresh
    3. Do you have any questions regarding CalFresh? If so, check out the FAQ



    Shared rental homes available in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Culver City area

    (877) 742-7349



    Are able to provide rent 10-30% below market

    Bridge to Home

    23752 Newhall Ave.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91321
    Office (661) 254-4663

    The Village

    The BaNC partners with The Village (a Non-Profit Organization) to offer the Campus Peer Navigator Program 

    • Connecting students to community resources 
    • Improving linkages and referrals between college student and homeless services providers across Los Angeles County 

    Students who need help accessing housing services and community resources in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys can email Bridgette Zarazua, Campus Peer Navigator, at


     Aunt Bertha 

    You can find possible housing resources near you!

     211 LA

    • Housing expense assistance
    • Landlord/tenant assistance
    • Homeless support services
    • Emergency housing and shelter