COOPERATIVE AGENCIES RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION
What is CARE?
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a state funded program designed to assist single parents who are recipients of TANF/CalWORKs who are attending college and are guided and supported to achieve their educational goals.
CARE is a supplemental support program of Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) at El Camino College. Students must meet both EOPS and CARE eligibility criteria to be eligible for CARE.
- Supplemental grants
- Bus tokens & gas cards
- Meal vouchers
- Child care for sick children (TLC Program)
- Single parent support groups
- Child care/community referrals
- Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law (Referral forms available at the front counter)
- You are a recipient of TANF/ CalWORKs (ATTENTION: Student or child must be receiving cash aid)
- You are over 18 years of age
- You are single head of household
- You have at least one child under the age of 14
PLUS EOPS Eligibility
- Must be a California Resident
- Must be eligible for a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG A or B)
- Must be enrolled in 12 units or more (some exceptions may be made)
- Have not completed more than 50 degree applicable units
- Must have an educational need
- Complete CARE student contract
- Two contacts with a CARE Advisor each semester
- Attend the CARE mini-conference or two workshops
- Be in compliance with the EOPS student contract
- Complete Agency Certification for income verification annually
The CARE office will have a representative available Monday thru Thursday from 9:00am - 4:30pm to answer questions and provide assistance to students in the CARE program.