CalWORKs Recipients

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.