The CARE windows in the Student Services Building will be CLOSED until further notice. During this time, we will be offering virtual services. If you need to book an appointment with a counselor or advisor, if you have a quick question, or need to speak with someone, chat with one of our front desk agents! Connect with someone who is "online" by clicking the yellow arrow icon.
Tip: Please be sure to use Google Chrome browser to access virtual services. A laptop or desktop is strongly encouraged in order to access virtual services.
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 are eligible for CARE services after completing EOPS contacts. Services are subject to change depending on available funding.
- CARE Supplemental grant (student must be meeting SAP standards)
- Transportation assistance
- On-campus meal assistance
- Community and campus referrals
- Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (Referral forms on FORMS page)
- You are a recipient of TANF/ CalWORKs (ATTENTION: Student or child must be receiving cash aid)
- You are at least 18 years of age
- You are single head-of-household
- You have at least one child in your custody
- Be a California resident or AB540 or AB1899
- Be enrolled full-time (12 units or more*) when accepted into the program
- Not have completed more than 70 degree applicable units (including all colleges/universities)
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application and be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (SBOG) Income Standards under Method A, B, or C with zero family contribution.
- Have an educational need in ONE of the following areas:
- Not qualified for enrollment in the minimum level English or Mathematics course required for an associate degree.
- Not have graduated from high school or obtained a GED.
- High school graduate with GPA below 2.5.
- Previous enrollment in remedial courses.
- Other factors (i.e. first generation college student, primary language spoken at home is not English, foster youth, required to enroll in a supplemental course for English and/or Math).
- Meet with the CARE Advisor three times each semester.
- Be in compliance with the EOPS student mutual responsibility contract
- Complete Agency Certification annually
For more information contact:
CARE Program Email: email@example.com