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Extended Opportunities Programs & Services

Counseling Services Division


COVID-19 CARE Updates

Attention CARE Students: To schedule a CARE counseling appointment, please call 760-744-1150 ext. 2449 or email at When emailing, please let us know what days and times (morning or afternoon) work best for you and indicate if you would like a phone or Zoom (online) appointment as we are not offering in-person appointments at this time. If you have a phone appointment, your CARE Counselor will call you at the start of the appointment. Please ensure that we have your correct phone number on e-services (MyPalomar). If you have a Zoom appointment, your CARE Counselor will send you a Zoom link with instructions to your Palomar College email prior to the start of your appointment. Above all, we wish you safety and health during these times and know we are here to support you!



Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (C.A.R.E) is a state funded program with the combined efforts of Palomar Community College, the Welfare Department and the Employment Development Department. Its purpose is to provide educational opportunities and job experience for persons currently receiving TANF/CalWORKS (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) who have been denied access to postsecondary education; to provide necessary support for their academic success and retention; to assist them in their pursuit of career and vocational goals; and finally, to assure their removal from welfare roles.

C.A.R.E. has been ongoing at Palomar College since 1984.


  • Current EOPS student in good standing
  • A single head of household student currently receiving TANF/CalWORKS for themselves and/or their dependent child(ren).
  • At least 18 years of age


  • Counseling  (Academic, Financial Aid, Transfer, Career, and Personal)
  • Educational Grants
  • Student Success Workshops
  • CARE College Survival Kits

 Each semester you are required to complete the CARE Online Continuing Student Orientation


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Veronica Aguilera, CARE Counselor,