The EOPS/CARE application for Spring 2023 is now open (click on the green button on the left-hand side).
CARE is a program for EOPS qualified students that provides additional support to single parents receiving TANF/CalWORKs (cash aid) to help them overcome obstacles and expand their educational opportunities.
CARE began as a special project in 1980 within the EOPS Program. The objective is to assist single parents receiving TANF/CalWORKs (cash aid) to go to college and obtain the skills necessary to gain meaningful employment.
To be eligible, participants must be EOPS qualified single parent students who are receiving TANF/CalWORKS benefits (cash aid) for themselves and/or their children (with a least one dependent child of any age). Note: Not all services are available every semester as they are contingent upon state funding and subject to change with or without notice.
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fridays: 8:30am - 12:00pm
To reach EOPS/CARE at College of the Desert, or for more information about the program, please call Kelly Blair or Gabriel Santiago at 760-773-2539.