EOPS & CARE
About Our Program
What is EOPS?
EOPS stands for Extended Opportunity Program & Services. It was legislated more than 50 years ago to attract and to assure that eligible students, who are economically and educationally vulnerable, are provided the additional support needed to attain a college education. EOPS continues to provide support services that help to relieve financial expenses, while also providing a system of caring and belonging with accountability from start to finish.
Our Mission Statement
Driven by a legacy of equity and social justice, we provide a personalized connection for our students so they have the navigational capital to achieve academic success. We enhance the student experience by offering solution-based practices. We provide over and above services aimed to encourage, support, and empower students from entry to completion.
Innovative Technology: We apply the use of technology to improve our operations and workflow.
Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable toward meeting EOPS implementation guidelines.
Navigating: We inform and guide students through various campus resources to promote awareness and to build self-advocacy skills that will navigate Foothill College and transition into the 4-year college system and/or their future career.
Specialized Attention: We provide personalized services to meet students’ individual and unique needs.
Joyful: We promote a friendly, joyful environment filled with compassion for each other and our students.
Collegial: We work in a supportive and trusting, team-based environment that allows for collegial decision-making.
Innovation: We provide a safe space that encourages innovation and experimentation of ideas.
What is CARE?
Are you a single parent? Yes, read more!
CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) is part of EOPS. As a single parent, you may be eligible for CARE.
CARE focuses on the special needs of single parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
EOPS/CARE staff act as liaisons with the State Department of Social Services, CalWORKs, and other community agencies to make your educational experience a positive one.
You are eligible for CARE support if you
- are the single head of your household
- a TANF recipient
- meet EOPS eligibility
It is our commitment to extend support services to CARE students to help them achieve their educational goals at Foothill College. The concept of "over & above" in assisting CARE students is embraced and exercised among our dedicated staff.
- Gas Cards
- Financial Assistance
- Resource Referrals
- Workshops and Conferences
- Educational Supplies
- CalWORKs Update
Do you qualify?
Do You Qualify?
Take this one-minute assessment to help you self-identify your eligibility for the CARE program.
- Are you a single parent?
- Are you currently receiving TANF?
- Do you have at least one child under the age of 14 years old?
If you answered, "YES" to the above questionnaire and anticipate to enroll in college full time, then you may be eligible for the CARE program. There will be additional criteria that will be considered.
From L-R: Tobias Nava (EOPS Counselor) Lily Luu (EOPS Administrative Assistant, Senior) April Henderson (EOPS Director), Tilly Wu (EOPS Counselor) Sarah Corrao (EOPS Coordinator), Kai Chang (EOPS Coordinator).
We're Here to Help!
Student Services Building 8000, Room 8202, 2nd floor
Winter 2023 Hours
JAN. 9–MAR. 31
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL SERVICES
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Virtual Only)
Closed: 1/16, 2/17, 2/20