Cooperative Agencies and Resources for Education (CARE)

What is CARE?

CARE was established by the State of California in 1982 as a supplemental component of EOPS. CARE is a program for single parents who are currently receiving public assistance (CalWORKs/TANF/Cash Aid). The CARE program provides resources and support for disadvantaged single parents and promotes self-sufficiency through education and training.

CARE logo with human cutout figures

 For more information regarding the CARE Program, please contact us (714) 432-5173



  • Academic Counseling
  • Transportation Assistance (Gas Cards)
  • Meal Cards
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Book Services (school materials and supplies)
  • Referrals to outside agencies for food/housing/clothing
  • Support Groups
  • Monthly Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Adopt-A-Family Program
  • Volunteer Opportunities

CARE Student Qualifications

  • Currently receiving public assistance (CalWORKs/TANF/Cash Aid) or have at least one child who receives public assistance
  • 18 years of age or older and designated as a single head of household
  • Have at least one child under the age of 18 who receives public assistance
  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student at Orange Coast College
  • Accepted into the EOPS program


CARE (Cooperative Agencies and Resources for Education) Club's mission is to assist single parents in reaching their educational goals through support and financial resources and instilling a sense of self-esteem in its members by providing a forum for them to reach out and help others in need.​ 

If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please call CARE Coordinator (714) 432-5173.
How to Apply?
Fill out an EOPS application. Please keep in mind that applying does not guarantee that you will be admitted into the EOPS program. If you are accepted to the program, you will be contacted via email.

Contact Us

(714) 432-5173

Fourth Floor of Watson Hall, #443

Office Hours

Mon to Thu, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun, Closed