The Special Populations & Retention Coordinator provides counseling and assistance to students, including special populations students, to help them stay in college and reach their goals.
Students receive referrals for problems such as:
- Domestic abuse, family conflict
- Depression and other mental health issues
- Assistance with books, rent, food, utilities and transportation
Which students qualify for services under Special Populations?
- Students who have a disability
- Single parents, displaced homemakers (divorced, separated, pregnant, widowed)
- Any student who would like to receive counseling and referrals to resources
- Any student who would like to participate in programs and activities
- Students who are economically disadvantaged
- Students who have limited English proficiency
- Students enrolled in non-traditional programs (ex: a male student in the nursing program or a female in the welding program)
What Assistance is Available?
- Referrals to community and college resources
- HEROES provides participants with educational and informative presentations on topics such as: Workplace Ethics and Etiquette, Tax Tips for Single Parents, Dress for Success, Interview Skills, Test Taking and Study Skills, and more.