Room G-300
Office Hours: Mon. - Thu. 8am to 5pm & Fri. 9am to 1pm
Phone: 619-660-4204

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 on your case.
  • You or your dependant child currently receive TANF/CalWORKs (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families).
  • Be enrolled full-time at Cuyamaca College. (If you cannot enroll Full-time you must come in and speak to a counselor)

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 Liaison: Wyatt Baquial


CARE Orientation

All NEW and CONTINUING STUDENTS must complete an annual Orientation. Please Contact EOPS Office for more information. 


ONLINE ORIENTATION (currently not available)

Related Resources

CalWORKs Recipients: Also see CalWORKs.