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Welcome to CARE

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program, a component of EOPS, is designed to focus on the unique needs of single-parent students who receive Cash Aid/TANF funds.

CARE Program Goals

CARE endeavors to assist students in realizing their visions of educational success and economic independence.

CARE Eligibility

  • Be accepted into EOPS
  • Be a single head of household parent
  • Receive CalWORKS/TANF (cash aid) benefits for yourself or your child(ren)
  • Must complete CARE application form and have verified by case worker

Benefits & Services

  • Grants
  • Workshops
  • Laptop Loan Program
  • Meal Vouchers
  • CARE Resource Library
  • Educational Events and Trips
  • Community Resources

"The CARE program provided me with a sense of belonging and was like a second family to me.

It was nice to have established friendships with a group of individuals who were in similar situations as I; we all understood first-hand the struggles that came along with being at a socio-economic disadvantage and also single parents.

Thanks to support programs such as CARE, I graduated with an AA-T in Communication Studies."

- Alma Rosales, AA-T in Communication Studies