Basic Needs Resources

In an effort to help connect students with local resources, LAVC has complied a list of basic need resources that are available in the surrounding area. Please use the link below for more information:

Basic Needs Resources (link)


The Mosaic Center opened its doors in July 2017 and provides a welcoming space for specially funded support programs including Dream Resource Center, Veterans Resource Center Dream Resource Center, and Umoja Black Scholars (Annex CC 102).

We provide a safe environment to program eligible students who have been disproportionately impacted and identified in the Student Equity Plan (2015). Our efforts include targeted campus and community outreach, academic counseling, tutoring, workshops, cultural celebrations, field trips and referrals to other available resources on and off campus.

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Fridays: 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Student Services Center 2nd Floor


Alex Ojeda, Ed.D.
Acting Associate Dean of Student Equity
Phone: (818) 778-5764

Location: LARC 205 (Temporary)

Elliott Coney, Ed.D
Umoja Black Scholars Counselor and Coordinator
Phone: (818) 947-2600 Ext. 4874


Javier Carbajal-Ramos, M.A.
Dream Resource Center Counselor and Coordinator
Phone: (818) 778-5767


Krixa Lim, M.Ed.
Veterans Counselor and Coordinator
Phone: (818) 947-2642


Trish Gonzalez
Veterans School Certifying Official
Phone: (818) 778-5627


Diana Flores Martinez
Phone: (818) 778-5998