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CARE
Cooperative Agencies and Resources for Education (CARE)

CARECARE
was established by the State of California in 1982 as a supplemental component of EOPS to provide support services and activities for the single, head of household student, who also utilizes CalWORKs/TANF funds as income assistance. This program was designed to promote self-sufficiency through education and training.
 
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
If you are 18 years of age or older, designated as single head of household, with at least one child under the age of 14, are receiving CalWORKs/TANF and accepted into the EOPS program, you may qualify for additional CARE services. Students must meet requirements for EOPS in addition to CARE criteria.
 
SERVICES
 
Academic and Personal Counseling ​Meal Cards ​Gas Cards
​Book Service ​Bus Passes ​Material Fees
School Supplies ​ ​​Tutoring ​Agency and Community Referrals
Seminars & Workshops Cultural Events​ ​Emotional Support

 *Availability of services depends on program funding provided by the State of California
 
​EOPS/ CARE Annual Adopt A Family Progr​am


This vsluable program is designed to help low income single parent families during the Winter Holiday Season. These single parents are full time students at OCC who are choosing to better their lives, and the lives of their children focused on acheiving a quality education. As a result, EOPS/ CARE raises monies to purchase food, supplies, and gifts for these students and their children. In addition, some of the families are personally adopted by individuals, organizations, and other groups on and off campus. 


How do we raise funds? 

EOPS/CARE sponsor’s an Opportunity Drawing where staff, faculty, and fellow students can purchase tickets (all monies go directly to the adoptees) and win some really cool prizes. We also accept cash/check donations in any increment (which are tax deductible). We receive many of our toys from ASOCC’s annual Angel Tree toy drive as well as some from Toys-4-Tots. 


How can YOU Help? 

Any one of three ways… 


Purchase Opportunity Drawing Tickets (Must be purchased by 11/26)

  1. 1st Prize = $500 cash, 2nd Prize = Hyatt Regency resort package, 3rd Prize = 2 tickets to Disneyland, plus many more…
  2. Make a cash/check donation (checks payable to the OCC Foundation and in MEMO section write Adopt-A-Family) Please place checks in Shannon O’Neal’s mailbox or bring to the EOPS office (Watson hall 4th Floor—or call and we will pick it up).
  3. Adopt-A-Family… It is easier than you think. Each family completes a wish form and we can supply you or your group with all of their information. You can do so anonymously or you can meet your family. It’s your choice.


"Kindness is a synergy that smiles brightly from our hearts​"


For some of these families, this is their only support during the Holiday Season. Families appreciate the kindness and generosity that they receive yearly from Orange Coast College. its staff, faculty, students, and administrators. 



For more information regarding the CARE Program, please contact:
Shannon O'Neal, CARE Coordinator 714-432-0202 x26265​
Melissa Castillo, EOPS Staff 714-432-0202 x26478
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