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CARE Virtual Advising Available Fall 2021


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The CARE windows in the Student Services Building will be CLOSED until further notice. During this time, we will be offering virtual services. If you need to book an appointment with a counselor or advisor, if you have a quick question, or need to speak with someone, chat with one of our CARE staff members! Connect with someone who is "online" by clicking the yellow arrow icon. If the online features are not working, simply email for further assistance.

Tip: Please be sure to use Google Chrome browser to access virtual services.  A laptop or desktop is strongly encouraged in order to access virtual services. 


Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Gonzalez Isabel


  Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Hooper Angelica

Video Chat on Cranium Cafe with

CARE Peer Mentor (coming soon)


 What is CARE?

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) was established in 1982 as a supplemental component of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at El Camino College. The CARE program is designed to provide educational support services to the academically under-prepared, welfare-dependent, single head-of-household student population to help them achieve their educational goals. The intent of the program is to provide support services that help students acquire the education, training, and marketable skills needed to transition from welfare-dependency to employment and eventual self-sufficiency.
Students must meet both EOPS and CARE eligibility criteria to be eligible.

CARE Services

Students are eligible for CARE services after completing EOPS contacts. Services are subject to change depending on available funding. 

  • CARE Supplemental grant (student must be meeting SAP standards)
  • Transportation assistance (Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)*
  • On-campus meal assistance (Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)*
  • Community and campus referrals
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (Referral forms on FORMS page)

CARE Eligibility Requirements

  1. You are a recipient of TANF/ CalWORKs (ATTENTION: Student or child must be receiving cash aid)
  2. You are at least 18 years of age
  3. You are single head-of-household
  4. You have at least one child in your custody 

PLUS you must meet EOPS Eligibility

  1. Be a California resident or AB540 or AB1899
  2. Be enrolled at ECC full-time (12 units or more*) when accepted into the program
  3. Not have completed more than 70 degree applicable units (including all colleges/universities)
  4. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application and be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (SBOG) Income Standards under Method A, B, or C with zero family contribution.
  5. Have an educational need in ONE of the following areas:
    1. Not qualified for enrollment in the minimum level English or Mathematics course required for an associate degree. 
    2. Not have graduated from high school or obtained a GED.
    3. High school graduate with GPA below 2.5.
    4. Previous enrollment in remedial courses.
    5. Other factors (i.e. first generation college student, primary language spoken at home is not English, foster youth, required to enroll in a supplemental course for English and/or Math). 

Student Responsibility

EOPS/CARE Information Flyer

EOPS/CARE Info Flyer
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Learn more about EOPS/CARE program by clicking on the flyer image.



For more information contact:

CARE Program Email: