Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) offers additional support services to EOPS students who are single parent on TANF (Transitional Assistance for Needy Families) and to break the welfare dependency cycle by completing college-level educational training programs, and therefore, become more employable and economically self-sufficient.

To be eligible, a student must:



  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be single head of household
  • Be a current recipient of TANF/CalWORKs
  • Have at least one child under 18 years of age
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units
  • Be an EOPS student

CARE Applicant Instructions

CARE Responsibility Agreement

CARE Online Application

VCCCD Agency Verification of Cash Benefits

Please call (805) 378-1464 or email us at with any questions.