IMPORTANT NOTICE: SPRING 2023 Limited In-Person counseling appointments available on Mondays and Tuesdays (subject to change). Contact the CalWORKs Office to schedule an appointment.
The California Work Opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids Program (CalWORKs) at Santa Monica College works in collaboration with the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and the Greater Avenues to Independence Program (GAIN) to assist students who receive CalWORKs as a means of public assistance. To be eligible for the CalWORKs program, students must currently receive cash aid/CalWORKs benefits for themselves and their dependent child/children.
Program services include:
Individual academic and career counseling
Coordination and advocacy with the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)
- Referrals to campus and community resources
Students must currently receive cash aid for themselves and their dependent child/children.
Please email CalWORKs@smc.edu to receive the CalWORKs application and to make an appointment to meet with the CalWORKs counselor.
New CalWORKs Students & GAIN Workers
New GAIN students or GAIN workers are required to make an appointment to have GAIN paperwork/contracts completed. We will not see a new student/participant without an appointment.
Call (310) 434-4082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Work-Study Student Jobs Available
Are you interested in adding work experience to your resume? Are you looking for additional money which is exempt from your cash aid? If so, then Work-Study is for you!
Applications are being accepted now. For more info, please email CalWORKs@smc.edu.
CalWORKs Contact Information & Office Hours
Contact & Location
Student Services Center (SSC) 238
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 434-4082
Monday: 8:00am -4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am -4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am -4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
* Office hours subject to change