The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a state-funded program developed to provide educational opportunities for persons receiving CalWORKs/TANF cash aid; to provide support for their retention and academic success; to assist them in their academic or vocational objectives, and to assist them in breaking away from welfare rolls. The program provides academic, vocational, and personal counseling; financial assistance, assistance with books, transportation, and group support; tutoring; peer mentoring; seminars on career awareness, decision-making skills; and referral services.


In addition to EOPS benefits, CARE students receive additional grants, referral services, additional workshops, and classroom supplies.


Once you are accepted as an EOPS student, you will be considered for CARE if the following criteria are met:

  • EOPS eligible
  • Single parent
  • Head of household
  • Currently on CalWORKs/TANF cash aid
  • Have at least one child under the age of 18