Skip to contentSkip to Main Site NavigationSkip to Site Left NavigationSkip to Site Utility NavigationSkip to Site SearchSkip to FooterDownload Adobe Reader
EOPS (Low Income Students)
Home » Student Services » EOPS » CARE Program
Pages within EOPS (Low Income Students)


EOPS Office
Room A-300
Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 am to 5 pm, Fri. 8 am to 1 pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279


CARE Program

The CARE Program is for single parent students who want to attend college.

CARE is designed for single parent students who participate in the EOPS program and receive CalWORKs/TANF assistance.

Our goal is to provide support and services to help overcome the extra obstacles that may be holding single parents back from attending college, obtaining a certificate or degree, and acquiring marketable career technical skills.

CARE Services

As a CARE student you will receive all the EOPS services plus you may be eligible for these extras:

  • CARE child care grant - study time
  • Transportation assistance
  • Success Seminars
  • Cohort building events


To qualify for CARE you must:

  • Be determined EOPS eligible.
  • Be single and head of household.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have at least one dependant child under the age of 14.
  • You or your dependant child currently receive TANF/CalWORKs (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families).
  • Be enrolled full-time at Cuyamaca College.

Limited Availability

Due to state budget concerns, CARE offers limited program admission. Please stop in or call the office to inquire.

To Apply

  • Complete the EOPS and CARE applications found on the form page and submit to CARE .
  • Complete the TANF Agency Certification form found on the form page.
  • Provide a copy of your Welfare-to-Work contract.
  • Complete the CARE Orientation.

CARE Orientation

All students admitted to the CARE program MUST attend a CARE and EOPS Orientation.

CONTINUING STUDENTS: Your next CARE Orientation Session will be held: TBD

NEW STUDENTS: If you apply after the orientation date above, you may complete an online CARE orientation instead. Allow approximately 1 hour.

College/Universities with Guardian Scholars Programs
Thurs, Nov 3 at 1 pm in room A-112
Presenter: Julieanna Corona from CSU San Marcos
Youth Housing 
Smart Goal Setting
Friday, Nov 4 at 12 pm in room A-112
Presenter:Claudia Cuz-Flores from EOPS
Money Management
Wed, Nov 9 at 2:30 pm in room A-112
Presenter: David Halttunen from EOPS
Self-Awareness, Mindfulness, Interventions and Copying Skills
Thurs, Nov 17 at 11 am in room A-112
Presenter: Rasheed  


CalWORKs Recipients: Also see CalWORKs.

Last Updated: 10/27/2016

EOPS: (619) 660-4204

Student Success

Room A-300, in the
One-Stop Student Center.

Maps and Directions
Printable Campus Map 

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:30 am -1:00 pm

Phone: (619) 660-4204
Fax: (619) 660-4279

Mailing Address:
CARE Program
Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway El Cajon, CA


EOPS Office
Room A-300
Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 am to 5 pm, Fri. 8 am to 1 pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District