Misc. Services

 

Binding Services

Kater-Crafts Bookbinders – http://www.katercrafts.com/
Contact Person: Erica Martinez
4860 Gregg Road, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Tel: (562) 692-0665
Kather-Crafts Bookbinding is a binding service located in Los Angeles County that’s perfect for DBA students who need to bind their DBA project!

IAU will bind the completed doctoral project manuscript. Two copies shall be bound in accordance to the established format. One copy shall be placed in the IAU Library for students to use as reference, while the other copy is for the student. There shall be no charge to students. However, if students want it couriered to them, they must pay the courier fee. Copies not picked up the student shall remain in the IAU Library.

Car Insurance

IAU is a proud partner of the Automobile Club of Southern California! AAA offers discounts for students who attend IAU and are in good academic standing! The Membership Discount for new members is waived when students from IAU contact AAA. Also, students who maintain a CGPA will get up to a 13% discount for your first 9 years of good driving history! Once you graduate and become an IAU ALUMNI, AAA automatically discounts you 10%! Contact AAA today! For more information, please contact:

Shawn Bouldin, Insurance Agent
AAA – Automobile Club of Southern California
1450 N Harbor Blvd | Fullerton, CA 92835
Tel: 714.278.6896
Email: Bouldin.Shawn@aaa-calif.com

Kevin Nguyen, Insurance Agent
Farmers Insurance
10706 Westminster Ave | Garden Grove, CA 92843
Tel: 714.530.6900
Email: knguyen9@farmersagent.com
Web: http://www.farmersagent.com/knguyen9

Crisis Contacts

NEDA: NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION
Eating Disorder
1-800-931-2237
Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (ET) Mon-Thurs; and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET) Fri
For 24/7 crisis support, text ‘NEDA’ to 741741
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-8255
24/7
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Mental Health
1-800-854-7771
24/7
https://dmh.lacounty.gov/

Crisis Text Line
Mental Health
24/7
Text “HOME” to 741-741
www.crisistextline.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Mental Health/Substance
1-800-662-4357
24/7: Is a referral number. They will get you in contact with services in your state/city.
www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic Violence
1-800-799-7233
24/7
www.thehotline.org/contact/

National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Sexual Abuse
1-800-656-4673
24/7
https://rainn.org

Child Care Services

Looking for a local child care service? Check out these three locations, all within a half mile of our LA Main campus!

Pine Tree Preschool
(213) 365-0909
311 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
www.pinetree-preschool.org/

Buddie & Mee Discoveree
(213) 384-3131
626 S Kingsley Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Pathways LA
(213) 427-2710
3550 W 6th St, Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA 90020
www.pathwaysla.org

Legal Immigration Services

For immigration & status advice, IAU urges students to seek professional legal counsel. For more information, please contact:

Carmen Villamor, Law Corp.
Carmen T. Villamor, Immigration Attorney
Tel: (323) 939-8200
Email: carmen@carmenvillamor.com
Website: www.carmenvillamor.com
3701 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1105
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Perry & Associates, P.C.
Susan Fox
Tel: (818) 849-5905, ext. 226
Email: susan@johnperryandassociates.com
Website: www.johnperryandassociates.com
15915 Ventura Blvd., Suite 303
Encino, CA 91436

Perry & Associates, P.C.
Katherina Alznauer, Esq., Sr. Associate Attorney
Tel: (747) 233-3770
Email: kate@johnperryandassociates.com
Website: www.johnperryandassociates.com
16501 Ventura Blvd., Suite 400
Encino, CA 91436

Chun Fruto Law Corp.
Eileen Chun-Fruto
Tel: (213) 674-0599
Email: eileen@chunfrutolaw.com
Website: www.chunfrutolaw.com
155 N. Lake Ave., 8th Flr.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Nizamian & Nizamian LLP
Arek Nizamian, Immigration Lawyer
Tel: (213) 487-7150
Email: arek@nizamian.com
Website: www.nizamian.com
3055 Wilshire Blvd. #630
Los Angeles, CA 90010

ALG Lawyers
Aram John Kim, Attorney at Law
Tel: (213) 384-3300
Email: kim@alglawyers.com
Website: www.alglawyers.com/contact-us/
4311 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 313
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Mortgage & Home Ownership

Thinking about setting down and buying your dream house? IAU is proud to have HomeStreet Bank on our side! If you are considering leaving the rental market and buying a home, there are several advantages that you might look forward to. Feeling a sense of stability, planting roots and joining a community, personalizing property, and obtaining the pride of ownership are just some of the benefits. The best way to find out if students are financially ready to buy is to speak with a Loan Officer. They can present you with loan programs that best suit your needs, information on first-time homebuyer classes, and low down payment options. Call HomeStreet Bank today and move one step closer to owning your home!

For more information, please contact:

Thomas Huang, Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS ID# 1127419
Personal Banker – Chase Bank
4333 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 626-765-8162
Email: Thomas.hang@homestreet.com
Web: www.homestreet.com/thuang

Notary Services

Students who seek notary services for copies of transcripts, bank statements, or foreign copies may contact Valley Notary Services. VNS also specializes in Russian Translation, Notary, and Apostille Services.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Nick
Tel: 323.363.5022
Email: Laura@valleynotaryservices.com
Web: www.valleynotaryservices.com

Spiritual Development Workshops & Activities

IAU has always been interested in the development of the whole student and faculty and attempts to do so by offering free spiritual development workshops & activities throughout the year to allow students and faculty to develop a sense of self and identity and how to connect with others.  Students and staff work together in creating worship services and volunteer programs that help them live out their calling of service while at IAU. The workshops become a place for spiritual renewal and social support and a springboard for getting involved in service activities.

Student Well-Being

Mental health shouldn’t feel out of reach. Our goal is to provide online and mobile tools to help you conquer the day-to-day struggles around general stressors like anxiety and depression, or specific troubles like relationships and addiction. For online therapy assistance, please visit https://www.taoconnect.org/health-plans/.

If you need help finding mental health or substance abuse services in your location, do not hesitate to use this helpful facility locator. Below are some local facilities that offer mental health services in international languages as well as English:

Downtown Mental Health Center
529 South Maple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
213-629-6200
Languages: Tagalog, Chinese

Northeast Mental Health Center
5321 Via Marisol Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90042
323-478-8200
Languages: Tagalog, Chinese

Hollywood Mental Health Center
1224 North Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
323-769-6100
Languages: Tagalog, Chinese, Arabic

Straight Talk Counseling Clinic
5712 Camp Street
Cypress, CA, 90630
714-828-2000
Language: Hindi

San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center
Older Adult Services
14600 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA, 91405
Suite 100-D
818-374-6901
Language: Arabic

Tax Status / Filing Services

All students employed under Curricular Practical Training must be a W-2 employee. For more information on tax filing services, CLICK HERE!

Translators & FCE Services

For translations, notaries, or foreign credential evaluations (FCE), please see below. Students may seek their own translator, notary, or any FCE services other than the ones IAU has recommended.

Lingomod
Service: Translations
Tel: 877-546-4036
Email: support@lingomod.com
Website: www.lingomod.com
Specialized in translating academic transcripts and records.
20% discount for all IAU students!
Use order code: LMIAU2017
Receive your translation in 24-48 hrs!

Tarzana Documentation Services
Ferangiz Akhmedova, Notary Public
Service: Translations and notary
Tel: (818) 666-4645
Email: tarzanadocservices@gmail.com
Website: www.tarzanadocservices.com
5521 Reseda Boulevard., Suite 102
Tarzana, CA 91356

STC Interpreting & Translation
Silene Conceicao, Project Manager
Service: Translations
Special deal for IAU students! $30.00 per page of 250 words for most languages when students mention that they were referred by IAU. We also offer notarization, Apostille and Live Scan.
Tel: (800) 750-8797 or (310) 287-0405
Email: info@STCinterpreting.com
Website: www.STCinterpreting.com
1641 1/2 Westwood Boulevard.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
Service: Translations and foreign credential evaluations
Tel: (310) 275-3530
Email: acei@acei-global.org
Website: http://www.acei-global.org/
9854 National Boulevard.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Below are links provided for students who wish to seek their own translators, notaries, or foreign credential evaluation services.

NACES Member Organizations
IAU recommends NACES members for foreign credential evaluations but does not require it.
Website: http://www.naces.org/members.htm

ATA Certified Translators
Website: http://www.atanet.org/

*Translators must be certified.

Transportation TAP Card - Metro Los Angeles

Looking for more affordable transportation? Students can apply for an LA Metro TAP card. Unfortunately, IAU cannot ensure that you will be approved for a reduced fare TAP card. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has its own regulations for approving passengers for reduced fares. Please click the following link for more information:

We can provide you with additional documentation in the form of a TAP Enrollment Verification and Official Registration Form, but your eligibility for a reduced fare may depend on your course schedule. Please click the following link for more information:

Please note that IAU has no control over Metro’s standards for approving students for a reduced fare TAP card.

If you have any questions, please contact StudentSupport@iau.LA. Thanks!

Other Helpful Resources & Tools

Student Rate – http://www.studentrate.com/
This site literally gives you discounts and cash back deals on everything from clothes to dorm room supplies to travel to food just for being a student.

Mint – https://www.mint.com/
Want to keep up with your spending but don’t have a whole lot of time to sort things out? Well, there’s an app for that. Mint is an Intuit based program that helps you track your spending, make budgets, track your transactions, and even check your credit.

StudentRecipes.com – https://studentrecipes.com/
This site offers over 5000 recipes created by students for students. If you’re a foodie and a student, then you’ll love this site.