An educational support program for single parents over 18 years of age. CARE has been funded by the state of California since 1989. CARE is educationally emphasized to enhance employability, increase confidence, elevate self-esteem and promote self-sufficiency to make possible the transition from welfare to independence.

Services include: financial aid grants-child care, books, and /or transportation, school supplies, typing services, study room, and personal educational options development counseling. Referrals and liaison to on-campus and community agencies. Support programs include: group weekly meetings, family day, adults day, and the "famous" Wall of Encouragement.

To qualify for C.A.R.E., a single parent must be eligible and active with the E.O.P.S. program. The student must be enrolled in twelve units and have applied for financial aid. You must also be considered single and head of household by AFDC/TANF or CalWORKs and have at least one child under the age of fourteen.

To apply either attend the C.A.R.E. Intake/Orientation or view the Intake/Orientation video. To find out more, come to the C.A.R.E. office located in Music Portable #1, located between the Music and Arts Buildings. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about C.A.R.E., click here C.A.R.E.