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CARE Program

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 17 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 17 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)
How do I apply and qualify?

In order to participate in EOPS and CARE, you must complete, file, and qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) as well as complete the EOPS application and enroll as a full-time student (12 or more units) for the current semester. It is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your application will be evaluated and you will be contacted concerning your eligibility for the program.

*Note* If you will not be a full-time student, you may still qualify for EOPS if you are evaluated by Accessibility Resource Centers for Students (ACCESS) and diagnosed with a specific learning disability. You may contact the ACCESS office for more information.

If you have further questions, please contact the EOP&S/CARE office at (909) 274-4500 and our staff will provide you with any additional information.