What is CalWORKs?

CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids) is the states Welfare-to-Work program for families with children. The College of the Canyons CalWORKs Program works in partnership with the Department of Public Social Services to assist students with education, training and job skills.

The CalWORKs Program strives to assist students in obtaining educational degrees and certificates while gaining experience that leads to self-sufficiency. CalWORKs students are eligible to receive assistance with school related expenses such as books, supplies, transportation, and child care through their designated Welfare-to-Work agency. If you are receiving Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF), the College of the Canyons CalWORKs Program can help you navigate county requirements and set you on a path to success.

Have questions about CalWORKs? Join us in our Virtual Helpdesk on Zoom!

This Helpdesk is for students interested in joining CalWORKs and for current students! If you have questions about forms, whether or not you may be eligible, benefits of the program(s), how to contact your counselor, or any other non-academic counseling questions you may have, join us during our Virtual Helpdesk open hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10AM-5PM
  • Fridays: 10AM-12PM

Click here to join us on Zoom!