Extended Opportunity Programs & Services 

CARE Resources EOPS | CARE Resources

CARE, also known as Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, is a state-funded program designed to recruit and assist single parents who are heads of household with children 13 years old and under and who are CalWORKs recipients attending community college. CARE students receive additional support through counseling, tutoring, assistance with books and supplies, grants, and other services designed to help them complete their educational goals.

To be eligible for CARE, a student must:

  • Have been determined EOPS eligible

  • Be a single parent/head of household

  • Be currently receiving TANF/CalWORKs assistance (cash aid)

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Have a child age 13 years and younger

CARE Services

CARE services provide additional assistance to meet the unique needs of single parents. Students determined to be CARE eligible may receive the following:

  • Academic, Personal & Career Counseling

  • Educational Planning

  • One-on-one tutoring (located in building 6, room 108)

  • Support Groups (self-esteem, parenting, time management, etc.)

  • Textbooks and School Supplies

  • Grants (money to assist with childcare and transportation expenses as well as other school-related costs, if there is an unmet need after financial aid is awarded)

 Spring 2016 CARE Orientation for Continuing CARE students

As a continuing CARE student, we have developed an online orientation that will give you the information required to participate in the CARE Program this semester. This orientation also includes a quiz that will  provide you the 25 points you need towards your first CARE Grant! Make sure you read the following carefully:



  • 2015-2016 CARE Student Agreement - which you will need to print, sign and bring in to the EOPS/CARE office by August 28, 2015.

CARE Orientation

For additional questions regarding CARE services and eligibility please contact Ana Tafoya-Diaz at CARE@mtsac.edu