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Welcome to CARE

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program is a state funded program for single parents attending Allan Hancock College.  The CARE program works in conjunction with EOPS to provide support services to students who receive CalWORKs (state cash aid) benefits in the household.  In addition, Allan Hancock College is home to the first and only CARE center established in the State of California.  At the CARE Center students are welcome to come in for tutoring sessions, utilize our computers and print for free, see their academic counselor, and they can bring their children to play in our children’s nook.  The CARE Center is a child friendly environment where all CARE students are welcome and have a place to call home at Allan Hancock College. Services include:

  • Person dressed like a turkeyChild Care/Educational Grants
  • Bus passes
  • On campus food vouchers
  • Gas vouchers
  • School supplies
  • Workshops
  • Laptop/calculator loan program
  • Tutoring assistance
  • CARE Turkey Event

Who Qualifies for CARE?

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be EOPS eligible
  • Be a single parent
  • Be a CalWORKs household recipient
  • Have at least one child under the age of 14

How to Apply

You may click the “application” link below, print it and turn it in at the CARE Center, building A room 203 or you can stop by and pick one up.

Application

Location

Santa Maria CARE Center
Student Services Building A, Second Floor
805-922-6966, Ext. 3623

Hours

Monday-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

If you are a current EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES student you are eligible to schedule an appointment with an EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/CAFYES Counselor or sign up for an EOPS Activity

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