EOPS Office

Building G-300

Cuyamaca College 
900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy

El Cajon, CA 92019-4304


Email: cuyamaca.eopscounter@gcccd.edu

Phone: 619-660-4204


Office Hours:

Mon. 8am to 6pm 

Tues. - Thu. 8am to 5pm 

Fri. 9am to 1pm

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:


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

  • Priority Registration
  • CARE supplies (as funds are available)
  • Textbook assistance (as funds are available)
  • Lending Library (textbooks, laptops and hotspots)
  • Academic, vocational, and career counseling
  • Referrals for free tutoring
  • Gas and Textbook gift cards (as funds are available)
  • EOPS/CalWORKs Satellite Food Pantry 
  • Graduation Cap and Gown 
  • A CalWORKs. referral 

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 child on your case.
  • You or your 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 Orientation

All NEW and CONTINUING STUDENTS must complete an annual Orientation.

Please Contact EOPS Office for more information. 


Related Resources

CalWORKs Recipients: Also see CalWORKs.