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Special Populations

The Office for Disability Services provides services to the following student populations:

Individuals preparing for non-traditional training and employment

  • Non-traditional fields are "occupations or fields of work, including careers in computer science, technology and other current and emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender make up less than 25% of the individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work."
  • Mentoring is available for students who are majoring in non-traditional programs.

Students from economically disadvantaged families and low-income students

  • Laptops are available for loan through the ODS.
  • You may also visit the Seahawk Pantry.
  • LSCPA Scholarships
  • United Board of Missions
    • Phone: (409) 962-5661, ext. 101
  • Need Help Paying Bills - Energy Assistance
  • Southeast Texas Food Bank
    • 3845 S ML King Jr Parkway, Beaumont, Texas, 77705
    • Phone: (409) 839-8777 or 1-844-356-9084
  • Some Other Place – Soup Kitchen, 1155 McFaddin Ave, Beaumont, TX
  • Some Other Place – (Food, Clothing, Financial Assistance with Rent, Utilities, Prescriptions)
    • Phone: (409) 832-7976
    • 1195 McFaddin Ave, Beaumont, TX
  • Goodwill Industries
    • Port Arthur: 4352 Hwy 365, Port Arthur, TX, 77642, (409) 722-8773
    • Beaumont: 6210 Phelan, Beaumont, TX, 77706, (409) 860-7167
    • Orange: 3109 Edgar Brown, Orange TX, 77630, (409) 670-9216

Youth (ages 17-24) who are in or have aged out of the foster care system

  • LSCPA’s Foster Care Liaison 
    • David Morales, Director of Enrollment Services
    • Email: moralesdp@lamarpa.edu
    • Phone: 409-984-6304
    • Office: Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center, Room 144
  • Buckner (Assists adults who have aged out of foster care in locating educational opportunities, housing, employment, and life skills)
    • 675 E. Virginia St., Beaumont, TX 77705
    • Phone: (409) 833-1971
  • Foster Care Transition Toolkit (published by US Department of Education)

Homeless students

Youth (ages 17 – 24) with a parent who is on active duty in the US Armed Forces

Single Parents and Single Pregnant Women

Out-of-Workforce Individuals

  • An individual who worked without pay to provide care for the home and family and as a result has diminished marketable skills, is unemployed or underemployed and finds it difficult to obtain or upgrade employment, and has been forced into the workforce due to divorce, death, or injury of a spouse/partner who was the income provider for the family.
  • Texas Workforce Commission (Employment and Training information and services)
    • 304 Pearl Sr., Beaumont, TX
    • Phone: (409) 839-8045 or (800) 661-5227
  • Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc. (Medical Care for Adults and Children, OB/GYN, Optical, Dental, X-rays, Lab tests, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Treatment)
    • Phone: (409) 983-1161
  • Port Arthur Health Department (Primary Care Clinic, Well-women and Well-child exams, WIC, and immunizations)
    • 449 Austin Ave, Port Arthur, Texas
    • Phone: (409) 983-8874
  • Legacy Community Health Clinic (OB/GYN, Pediatrics, LGBTQ Services, Family medical, Vision, Dental, and Pharmacy)
    • 3455 Stagg Drive, Beaumont, TX
    • Phone: (409) 833-8850

English Learners

  • Computer software is available in the MMED Rm #231B, for English learners who experience barriers due to limited ability in reading, writing, and speaking the English Language as a result of their native language being one other than English or who live in a family environment where a language other than English is the dominate language.
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are provided free of charge to students of all proficiency levels by Region 5 Education Service Center Adult Education and Literacy. For more information, please send an email to region5eslacademy@gmail.com or text @7ba2h2 to 81010.
  • Tutor.com offers 24/7 online tutoring. View the Tutor.com Student Guide.
  • CircleIn is a study app and website for group study. View the CircleIn Student Welcome Guide.
  • Career Exploration Center can assist with choosing a career path and major.  It also has a résumé building feature.

Contact Information

For more information please contact:

disabilityservices@lamarpa.edu

or

Laurie Marcantel, M.Ed., L.P.C., A.T.S.
Office for Disability Services, Coordinator
Email: marcantella@lamarpa.edu
Phone: (409) 984-6241
Fax: (409) 984-6056