Advocacy and Resource Center – ARC


We’ve Got You Covered

We understand the impact of the coronavirus doesn’t just affect your education. When you’re dealing with issues in your home, family and personal life, it’s not easy to focus on your classes. Don’t worry – we’re here to help!  The Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) can help you access food, counseling, financial, and other resources and support so you can spend less time worrying and more time focusing on your future. Submit a Request for Help Form to the ARC remotely and a member of the ARC team will reach out to connect you to services that can help.  


Emergency Aid

Do you need help dealing with an unexpected financial challenge? We know life can take sudden turns that make it hard to focus on your education. To help, we offer emergency aid including small loans and one-time emergency grants for students.


Help with Technology

We are all finding new ways to work and learn, and we know having the right technology is a crucial part of being successful. If you need help getting a computer, webcam, internet access or other technology to support online learning, please complete the Commodores Together Emergency Aid Fund


Food Assistance – SNAP Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

Eligibility requirements for these benefits have been temporarily expanded to include students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education.  Find out if you meet the new criteria to receive SNAP benefits


Contact and Location

Bass Library, first floor
View campus map
(440) 366-4ARC (4272) 

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Live Chat Hours

Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 6 p.m.


Commodore Career Closet

Need an outfit to make the right impression for your job interview, first day at your internship, or other professional opportunity? The Commodore Career Closet can help! The Closet provides gently used business attire for students and alumni for job interviews and/or internships. 


Advice. Resources. Connections.

Our goal is to help you overcome barriers to your success. We do this through advice, resources and connections. We can help get you over the hurdles you are facing – no matter how large – and get you back on track to finish your degree.

What we can help with….

  • Housing
  • Food assistance through LCCC’s Commodore Cupboard
  • Utility assistance
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Legal services
  • Mental health, addiction, and personal counseling through the CARE Center and other partners
  • Help for those who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence
  • And more

Stop in and see us today on the first floor of the Bass Library. No appointment necessary. 


Helpful Resources

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak


We Care Mobile App

LCCC’s new FREE mental health app connects users with mental health and suicide prevention support services. We Care was designed for students, parents, friends, faculty and LCCC staff to help you find the information you need to help someone you care about or yourself. 


Need Help?

Complete our online inquiry form and someone from our team will be in touch.

Online Help Request Form





Mothers’ Room and Private Restroom Locations