Cooperative Agencies and Resources for Education (CARE)
was established by the State of California in 1982 as a supplemental component of EOPS to provide support services and activities for the single, head of household student, who also utilizes
funds as income assistance. This program was designed to promote self-sufficiency through education and training.
If you are
18 years of age or older, designated as
single head of household, with
at least one child under the age of 14, are
receiving CalWORKs/TANF and
accepted into the
EOPS program, you
may qualify for
additional CARE services. Students
must meet requirements for EOPS in addition to
|Academic and Personal Counseling||Meal Cards||Gas Cards|
|Book Service||Bus Passes||Material Fees|
|School Supplies ||Tutoring||Agency and Community Referrals|
Seminars & Workshops||Cultural Events||
Welcome back to another exciting semester at Orange Coast College. I am excited to provide the upcoming dates for the CARE activities for fall 2016. My regular hours will be
I have an open door policy and look forward to seeing and getting to know each and every one of you this semester.
Workshops will be on Friday's from 12pm-2:00pm. An email will be sent to you to confirm the dates. After you receive the email,
please call/email or drop by the CARE Office to RSVP. All of the CARE Workshops will include a catered lunch. The workshops are intended for your personal enrichment. Please mark your calendars.
*Please note time change for the September 2nd Welcome Back Workshop is 9:30am to 11:30am
CARE FALL SEMESTER EVENTS & Activities
Friday, September 2, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
* Outside Organizations
Horticultural Garden Scholarship Opportunities
Empowerment: Stacy Kirch Watson Hall room
Friday, November 18, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Etiquette 101 Eating Healthy Holidays
Kate Mueller Tracy Heffelman
Student Center Lounge Student Center Lounge
CARE Support Groups: Starting
Friday, September 16th 2016. Support group meetings will be held on Friday's from
10:30-11:30 am in
Watson Hall room 262.
September 16th & 30th
October 7th & 21st
November 4th& 18th
CARE Club Meetings: Meetings will be on
Friday's beginning September 9th.
September 9th & 23rd
Mentor Program: For any
CARE student who would like to have a mentor or be a mentor, you are welcome to ask Tracy for more information.
EOPS/ CARE Annual Adopt A Family Program
This valuable program is designed to help low income single parent families during the Winter Holiday Season. These single parents are full time students at OCC who are choosing to better their lives, and the lives of their children focused on acheiving a quality education. As a result, EOPS/ CARE raises monies to purchase food, supplies, and gifts for these students and their children. In addition, some of the families are personally adopted by individuals, organizations, and other groups on and off campus.
How Does CARE Raise Funds?
EOPS/CARE sponsor’s an Opportunity Drawing where staff, faculty, and fellow students can purchase tickets (all contributions go directly to the adoptees) and win some outstanding prizes. CARE also accepts cash/check donations in any increment (which are tax deductible). We receive many of our toys from ASOCC’s annual Angel Tree toy drive as well as some from Toys-4-Tots.
How can YOU Help?
Any one of three ways…
Purchase Opportunity Drawing Tickets (Must be purchased by 11/26)
1st Prize = $500 cash,
2nd Prize = Hyatt Regency resort package,
3rd Prize = 2 tickets to Disneyland, plus many more…
Make a cash/check donation (checks payable to the OCC Foundation and in MEMO section write Adopt-A-Family) Please place checks in Shannon O’Neal’s mailbox or bring to the EOPS office (Watson hall 4th Floor—or call and we will pick it up).
Adopt-A-Family… It is easier than you think. Each family completes a wish list and we can supply you or your group with all of their information. You can do so anonymously or you can meet your family. It’s your choice.
*Availability of services depends on program funding provided by the State of California
"Kindness is a synergy smiling brightly from our hearts"
For some of these families, this is their only support during the Holiday Season. Families appreciate the kindness and generosity that they receive yearly from Orange Coast College. its staff, faculty, students, and administrators.
For more information regarding the CARE Program, please contact:
Tracy Heffelman, CARE Coordinator (714) 432-0202 x26275