Mesa Journeys





  • Student Services Building, I400
    Room: 4th Floor, I4-410
    Phone/Google Voice: 619-388-2709
  • Building Hours:
    Monday - Thursday
    8:00am to 6:00pm
    8:00am to 1:00pm
  • CalWORKs Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    Office hours vary. Please call or email for an appointment or for inquires. We will return your call or respond to your email within 1-2 business days.
  • Program Email:
  • CalWORKs Program Coordinator/Counselor:
    Sasha Verastegui

    Adjunct Counselor:
    Grace Aumoeualogo

    Adjunct Counselor:
    Van Pham
Counseling services

CalworkS Program Online/remote Counseling Services -

Mesa College CalWORKs counselors and staff are available to meet with you in a variety of ways to assist in helping you achieve your academic goals. We are committed to providing a positive college experience for you through several methods to prevent potential exposure to COVID-19. Whether you're pursuing a certificate of achievement, Associates degree, transfer from Mesa to a university, or personal counseling/development, we are here to support you!

The following counseling services are available:

  • Drop-in Counseling Session: Returning Students

CalWORKs Counselors are available for brief advisement sessions, commonly referred to as Drop-in counseling. Drop-ins are 10-15 minute brief counseling sessions via Zoom during the specific day and time and are intended to address quick questions specific to a student’s academic record.  Please see flyer below for Zoom link.


 Virtual Drop-In
[ Zoom link-]  
*Cancelled sessions
♦ Thurs, 10/06/2022
♦ Wed, 10/26/2022
♦ Thurs, 10/27/2022
♦ Mon, 11/21/2022- Thanksgiving Break
♦ Wed, 11/23/2022- Thanksgiving Break
♦Thurs, 11/24/2022- Thanksgiving Break


  • Virtual CalWORKs Counseling appointment, via Zoom/Video conference or phone

New and current CalWORKs students seeking assistance with any of the following services should make an appointment to meet with a counselor.  Please note; most appointments are an hour long and a computer or smart device will be needed for Zoom/Video Conference appointments.

Services include:
- Book/Material Request form
- Individual Training Plan (ITP)
- Mesa CalWORKs Program Orientation
- Personal/Well-being counseling

For additional details regarding these services, including the eligibility for our program and services, please visit our CalWORKs Program homepage.


Scheduling a Remote CalWORKs Counseling Appointment 

Please read all the following information prior to scheduling a counseling appointment. Students seeking assistance with the following should make an appointment to see a  counselor;       
               - Apply to the Mesa CalWORKs Program 
               - Book/Material Request form
               - Individual Training Plan (ITP)
               - Mesa CalWORKs Program Orientation
               - Personal counseling

• Most appointments are an hour long and available over the phone or by a video conference via Zoom.
    • A computer or smart device will be needed for Zoom/Video conference appointments.

Options to Schedule an appointment:

1. Submit an Appointment Request Form (recommended) - 

Clickable Request Appt.
2. Through email- and expect a response within 1-2 business days. 
3. Call our Phone/Google Voice number at- (619) 388-2709 between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Expect a response within 1-2 business days to schedule your appointment, followed by a confirmation email.
          Be sure to include all of the following in your email and/or your phone request:
               - Student Legal Name (Last name, first name)
               - Student 10-digit ID number
               - County CalWORKs case number
               - Purpose of appointment (ex; ITP, Book/Material Request Form, Ed Plan, etc)
               - Best phone number and email to reach you
               - Three options of preferred appointment days and times

The day of your appointment:

  • If you scheduled a telephone appointment you should receive a call from a CalWORKs counselor within five minutes from your appointment start time.
  • If you scheduled a Zoom appointment, expect a Zoom meeting invitation link sent to your email from a CalWORKs counselor within one hour prior to your appointment

If you are not able to keep your scheduled appointment:

  • Call the Mesa College CalWORKs phone/Google Voice at (619) 388-2709 or email us at to cancel or reschedule your appointment
  • Please note that remote CalWORKs counseling appointments will be treated the same as in-office appointments and you will need to reschedule if you are more than 10 minutes late to your phone call or Zoom meeting