Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
What is CARE?

The CARE Program is designed to assist the single parent receiving public assistance (TANF/CalWORKs). As a single parent supporting a family with the help of TANF or CalWORKs, we realize that you may feel overwhelmed with the thought of balancing the responsibilities of an education and family needs. The CARE Program can help qualified students balance these needs with financial assistance and extra support services.

CARE support services include:

Financial Assistance (book vouchers, child care and merit grants.)

  • Academic and vocational counseling with a CARE counselor
  • CARE Workshops
  • CARE Newsletters
  • Emergency Transportation Assistance

It is our commitment to provideCARE students with the needed support to succeed at Golden West College. In order to help the student succeed we provide financial assistance and support services. It is our goal to help you succeed.

Qualifications for CARE

  • Be 18 years old and single, head of household status
  • Be a TANF recipient
  • Have at least one child (13 years old or younger)
  • Be EOP/S eligible
  • Be enrolled full-time at Golden West College

Eligibility requirements for EOPS

  • Be a California resident
  • Be enrolled full-time when accepted into the EOPS Program
  • Have not completed more than 70 units of degree applicable credit course work in any combination of post-secondary institutions
  • Qualify to receive a Board of Governor’s Grant B
  • Meet established EOPS criteria

Your Commitment to CARE

Once you have been accepted into the CARE Program your commitment to CARE includes:

  • Enrolling full-time at Golden West College
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • Meeting with a counselor twice per semester
  • Attend required CARE activities