What is CARE?

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is also a state funded program that helps single parents receiving county assistance from CalWORKs and TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, formerly AFDC) succeed in college. CARE provides assistance with child care, meals, counseling, and other types of support.


  • Counseling
  • Monthly enrollment verification to County
  • Daily Food Vouchers
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Parenting nutrition workshops
  • CARE Educational Grant (If budget permits)



  1. Must be eligible for EOPS Services
  2. Complete a CARE Application: Contact us for more information
  3. Be a single, head of household, and at least 18 years of age,
  4. Have at least one child under the age of 18, and
  5. Be receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or CalWORKs

Student Responsibility

In addition to meeting all EOPS responsibilities, student must also notify the EOPS/CARE office of any changes in their CalWORKs status.