Cooperative Agencies and Resources for Education (CARE)

2000 Bldg, 2nd floor, Room 2002 — (714) 992-7073

CARE was established by the State of California in 1982 as a supplemental component of EOPS to provide support services and activities for the single, head of household student, who also receives CalWORKs/TANF funds as income assistance. This program was designed to promote self-sufficiency through education, training and student support services. The CARE program offers the following services to eligible participants:

  • Academic Counseling
  • Auto Repair Reimbursements
  • Book Service Award
  • Educational Supplies
  • Transportation Support (parking permits, bus passes and/or gas cards)
  • Campus Meal Cards
  • Seminars, Workshops and Motivational Events
  • Life, Career and Academic Planning
  • EOPS/CARE Counseling Courses
  • Community Resources and Referrals
  • Application Support (Financial Aid, Scholarship, Transfer, Job…)
  • Tutoring

CARE Program Eligibility

  • Must be eligible for the EOPS Program
  • Student parent must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have at least one child 18 years old
  • Be declared as single head of household by county
  • Currently receiving cash aid benefits (or dependent child[ren] are receiving cash aid)

There are additional program requirements that a student must meet each semester to remain eligible and served by CARE. Please contact the EOPS/CARE office for more information.