CARE Program and Services
Cooperative Agencies & Resources for Education (CARE) at Santa Monica College is a state funded program designed to recruit and assist recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- A student is eligible if he/she meets the following criteria:
- Eligible and accepted to EOPS.
- Are at least 18 years of age.
- Be a current recipient of CalWORKs/TANF cash aid for yourself, or a dependent child or children, as a single head of household.
- Attend a CARE Orientation.
CARE students may also be eligible for CalWORKs. For more information, see a CalWORKs counselor at the CalWORKs office.
CARE services provide additional assistance to meet the unique needs of single parents. Students determined to be CARE eligible may receive the following:
- Academic/Personal Counseling
- Educational Planning
- Vocational Assessment
- Book and Supply Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
- Food Assistance: Drive-through Pantry, Meal Program (delivery service), grocery cards
- Grants (Money to assist with childcare expenses and other school-related costs is awarded after disbursement of financial aid funds – awarded fall and spring is eligible.)
How to Apply
- Must be a current EOPS student and have completed their first EOPS counseling contact.
- Interested students will be directed to complete an online CARE application.
- Student to submit verification of cash government income – TANF verification.
- Student will complete online CARE Orientation, upon review of application.
For more information or questions about CARE, contact:
EOPS/CARE Supervisor & CARE Coordinator