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What is C.A.R.E

COOPERATIVE AGENCIES RESOURCES for EDUCATION (CARE) is a state funded program designed to provide assistance and support for single parent, head of household CalWorks/TANF, EOPS programs. The main goal is to help them obtain a degree, certification, transfer and/or marketable job skills to break the cycle of poverty, be independent of county aids and become productive members of society. CARE is a supplemental support program of the EOPS (Extended Opportunity Program and Services) at Mt. San Jacinto College.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
A student may be eligible if she or he meets the following criteria

  • Is an EOPS student
  • Is receiving TANF/CalWorks for self or child under the age of 18.
  • Is at least 18 years old
  • Is enrolled in at least 12 units at MSJC
  • Is single, head-of-household as determined by case worker
  • Has at least one child under 18 years of age

Note: IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CARE, STUDENTS MUST ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR EOPS

SERVICES

  • Counseling
  • Automotive maintenance/repair *
  • Child care grant *
  • Graduation packs*
  • Gas cards & Meal cards​​*
  • Assistance with books/some supplies*
  • Community Referrals

*All services are based on available funding and the students financial unmet need.

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

  • Complete CARE orientation
  • Complete an intake with the CARE Coordinator
  • Complete the Agency Certification form
  • Complete the Child Care Verification form
  • Comply with EOPS Mutual Responsibility Contract
  • Complete the required workshops for child care grants and gas cards


APPLY

  • Complete an EOPS application


If you have any questions or would like more information about the CARE program contact:
CARE Program Specialist - Kathy Ponio (951) 394-0700
kponio@msjc.eduMeet with Kathy online

CARE Hours:

Online M-TH 8:00am-4:30pm & F 8-12:00

EOPS/CARE Department

eopsoffice@msjc.edu 

 (951) 465-8363

  

 
**Hours and days may vary at both campuses.