• LaGuardia CARES

    LaGuardia CARES (College Access for Retention and Economic Success) connects students with resources, referrals and local community services to overcome financial barriers, stay in school and graduate. LaGuardia CARES provides resources for daily living expenses, including food, healthcare, rent, utilities, childcare, emergency transportation and more! All of our services are free for LaGuardia students and their immediate family members.

  • Do I qualify for benefits?

    If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you may qualify for financial services and/or benefits.

    • Do you need help paying for college?
    • Do you have difficulty with basic living expenses, such as housing, food, rent and clothing?
    • Do you receive limited or no financial support from your family?
    • Are you financially responsible for children under the age of 24?
    • Are you a veteran?
    • Are you in need of financial assistance?
    • Are you undocumented?

    Stop by the LaGuardia CARES office in Room C-107 to find out more.

  • Student getting food from the Food Pantry

  • Benefits

    Make life easier. Visit us to get the help you need to make it to graduation.

  • Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

    Receive clothing, nonperishable and perishable food items. No appointment is needed, and everyone is eligible.


    We can help with new applications and recertifications for:

    • Medicaid
    • Child Health Plus
    • Emergency Medicaid for undocumented immigrants

    We can also help you find healthcare in a variety of situations:

    • Loss of essential health coverage or loss of job
    • Change in marital status or gain of a dependent
    • No longer incarcerated
    • Became a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or legal permanent resident
    • Permanent move from out of state

  • Public Benefits

    If you qualify, we will assist you with completing applications, give you all the information you will need about necessary documents and make sure you are as prepared as possible for a successful outcome.

    You can also visit our office to apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), also known as food stamps, if you’re eligible.

    Legal Services

    We offer free consultation and representation to immigrants for:

    • Self-petitions to adjust legal status for undocumented victims of domestic abuse via the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA)
    • Naturalization applications and appeals
    • Green card and work permit renewals
    • Family-based immigration petitions

  • Visit Us

    Room C-107

    Monday & Thursday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Program Director
    Rhonda Mouton
    Room C-107