CalWORKs gives cash aid and services to eligible needy Californians, and is operated locally by all counties. CalWORKs recipients may be eligible for two support programs at community colleges:
- CARE is a supplemental component of EOPS that assists EOPS students by offering supplementary supportive services and direct financial support. To receive, students must meet the eligibility criteria for both EOPS and CARE.
- The community college CalWORKs program offers additional resources such as work study, job placement, child care, coordination, curriculum development and redesign, and under certain conditions, post-employment skills training and instructional services.