CARE Program Eligibility & Support Services

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) offers additional support services to EOPS students who are also single parents receiving TANF/CalWORKs for themselves and/or for their dependent children under age 18. The goal of the program is to help students break the welfare-dependency cycle by way of successfully completing college-level educational training programs, and therefore, becoming employable and economically self-sufficient.


To be eligible, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be single- parent, single head of household
  • Be a current recipient of TANF/CalWORKs
  • Have at least one dependent child under the age of 18
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 units* unless DSPS upon admission into the program
  • Be a current/active EOPS student

I Meet The Above Listed Criteria...How Can I Become a CARE Student?

  • Contact the EOPS Office and request a CARE application, along with a TANF/CalWORKs verifcation form.
  • For more information, you may also contact Rosemary Chavez at 909-387-1607 or Joanne Hinojosa at 909-384-8595.
  • Once you are determined eligible for CARE, you will be expected to complete a mandatory CARE orientation.

What Services Does CARE Provide?

Contingent upon available funding, CARE students may be eligible to receive the following support services, in addition to those provided by EOPS:

  • CARE meal tickets, which can be used at the cafeteria on-campus to purchase hot or cold meals and drinks. During this pandemic, however, CARE meal tickets are being replaced with grocery store cards that students can use to purchase food.
  • CARE supply kits filled with commonly utilized school supplies, provided each fall and spring semester.
  • CARE transportation assistance.
  • CARE laptop loaners.
  • CARE grant awarded each fall and spring.
  • CARE textbook purchase or rental assistance, if student is not receiving this service from another sponsorship program on campus.
  • Single-parent seminars and conferences.
  • Referral to community resources.

Disclaimer: While the word "care" is in the CARE Program's name, childcare services are not provided or subsidized by the CARE Program at San Bernardno Valley College. 

*Due to COVID-19, current relief of mandates from the CCC Chancellor's Office allow CARE Programs to accept new students with at least 9 units of enrollment. In "normal" times, new CARE students are required to enroll in at least 12 units, unless a participant of the DSPS Program.