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Advising and Counseling

The purpose of the Advising, Counseling and Testing (ACT) Department is to attract and enroll a diverse student body through the implementation of creative strategies for recruitment and to further serve as a professional and educational resource to students by providing consultation, advice, placement and registration of students into classes and special services to promote student retention and the successful completion of their programs of study.

The following links provide information about the services and benefits offered by the Advising, Counseling and Testing Department.

Community Resources

Victim Advocacy & legal assistance Orange County District & County Attorney or Victim Assistance Coordinator (409) 883-6764
24 HR Hotline providing intervention & referrals for suicide, sexual assault, general crisis situations Rape & Suicide Crisis of Southeast Texas 1(800) 7-WE-CARE
Women & Children's shelter, Counseling Services Family Services of Southeast Texas (409) 833-2668
Counseling Services Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas 1(877) 385-3347
Food and emergency needs Some Other Place (409) 832-7976
Mental health, Substance Abuse and Crisis screening Spindletop Crisis MHMR (409) 839-1032
Financial Assistance Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance (409) 735-8296
Child Care assisting, Parenting, Counseling Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas (409) 924-4400
Employment and Career Exploration Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas (409) 839-8045
Services for persons with physical and mental disabilities Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (409) 924-7320
Adult literacy and ESL education and GED preparation Greater Orange Area Literacy Services (409) 886-4311
Food, clothing, shelter, and disaster relief Salvation Army - Orange (409) 291-8400
Disaster relief, support for military families, health and safety education American Red Cross (409) 883-2322
Assists with food, clothes, utility payments, rent and prescription bills as funding allows Orange Christian Services (409) 886-0938
Food pantry Southeast Texas Food Bank (409) 839-8777
24 HR child and adult abuse hotline, investigates reports of neglect and abuse of children and adults Department of Family and Child Protective Services (409) 670-4500
Counseling for children & non-offending family members Garth House - Orange Office (409) 883-1314
24 hour national hotline providing live help for sexual assault victims and their friends and families Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE
24 hour phone and live chat hours The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-1833
On campus 8:00am to 5:00pm in Student Center Rm 218 and available by phone 7:00am to 9:00pm LSC-O Title IX Coordinator - Butch Campbell 409-882-3970
On campus 8:00am to 5:00pm in Student Center room 104 LSC-O Title IX Deputy Coordinator - Maria Garcia 409-882-3097
On call 24 hours a day; evidence collection for sexual assault, child and elder abuse, domestic violence Christus St. Elizabeth - Beaumont Forensic Nurse Examiner 409-892-7171