The Cooperative Agencies Resource for Education (CARE)  program offers additional support to EOPS students that are single parents, head of household, and receiving CalWORKs Cash Aid. The CARE program is designed to help students transition from public assistance to self sufficiency by offering tailored services students need to reach their educational goals.



  • Must meet all EOPS eligibility requirements
  • Be enrolled in 9* or more units (*exceptions may apply for eligible DSPS students)
  • Parent or child must be a current CalWORKs or TANF Cash Aid recipient (CalFresh, Medical, Unemployment, Disability, etc. is NOT CalWORKs Cash Aid)
  • Be recognized as “single head-of-household” by the Department of Social Services
  • Be at least 18 years of age



CARE students receive all EOPS services in addition to:

  • Monthly CARE Meal Voucher to spend at the Hartnell Grille & Starbucks on campus
  • Free Student Parking Permit every semester
  • Additional grants


CARE Student responsibilities

CARE students must be a current participant of the EOPS program to be served by CARE. CARE students must follow all EOPS student responsibilities in addition to CARE responsibilities:

  • Provide a “Verification of Benefits” to the CARE program every semester


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