Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

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What is CARE?

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) was established in 1982 as a supplemental component of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at El Camino College. The CARE program is designed to provide educational support services to the academically under-prepared, welfare-dependent, single head-of-household student population to help them achieve their educational goals. The intent of the program is to provide support services that help students acquire the education, training, and marketable skills needed to transition from welfare-dependency to employment and eventual self-sufficiency.

Students must meet both EOPS and CARE eligibility
criteria to be eligible for CARE.



  • Supplemental grants
  • Transportation assistance
  • On-campus meal assistance
  • Child care for sick children (TLC Program)
  • Community referrals
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (Referral forms on FORMS page)


Eligibility Requirements

  1. You are a recipient of TANF/ CalWORKs (ATTENTION: Student or child must be receiving cash aid)
  2. You are at least 18 years of age
  3. You are single head of household
  4. You have at least one child in your custody (effective July 2017)

PLUS you must meet EOPS Eligibility

  1. Must be a California Resident
  2. Must be eligible for a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG A, B, or C, If BOG C it must be with zero Expected Family Contribution)
  3. Must be enrolled in 12 units or more (limited exceptions may be made)
  4. Have less than 70 degree applicable units completed
  5. Must have an educational need

Student Responsibility

  • Complete CARE student contract
  • Three contacts with a CARE Advisor each semester
  • Attend the CARE mini-conference
  • Be in compliance with the EOPS student mutual responsibility contract
  • Complete Agency Certification for income verification annually

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For more information contact:

El Camino College, Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard,Student Services Building, Room 205B
Torrance, CA 90506
Office Phone: (310) 660-6066