315 N. Pomona (west of campus between Whiting and Wilshire)
(714) 992-7101

The CalWORKs Program is designed for students who are receiving AFDC/Welfare. Students are assigned to a CalWORKs Counselor who provides the guidance and support needed to achieve academic success while meeting welfare-to-work requirements. A team approach is used to advocate for student rights. Services include:

  • Academic, career, and personal counseling
  • Child care grants for both on- and off-campus child care
  • Referral to both on- and off-campus resources for basic needs and emergency support services which include housing/emergency shelter, food, clothing, rental and utility assistance, mental health, etc.
  • Collaboration with on-campus programs in order to ensure student needs are met (DSS; EOPS/CARE; Financial Aid; Skills Center, etc.)

Students who are considering applying for cash aid are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a CalWORKs Counselor prior to application, in order to secure an overview of the county CalWORKs Program requirements. Students that have been sanctioned and want information regarding how to cure their sanction are also encouraged to contact the office. Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm.

CalWORKs Program Eligibility

  • Parents as well as children must be receiving cash aid (i.e., parents who are no longer receiving cash aid and are only receiving cash aid for their children are not eligible);
  • Must be able to provide proof of program eligibility via county documentation in order to receive CalWORKs program services;
  • No unit minimum.