CalWORKS

​Overview

COVID-19 Federal, State, County, Community, Legal, and Parent Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. We are transitioning from in-person to online instruction. At the same time, EVC is moving our operations to a virtual/remote format through at least December 17, 2020. We encourage you to call us or email us, staff will be available to respond to your inquiries. Read here for more details and updates:  https://www.evc.edu/current-students

Thank you,

Vice President, Student Affairs
Evergreen Valley College


If you need to contact us in EVC CalWORKs Department please email us, we will respond very quickly:

Michaela Murphy, Program Assistant, Michaela.Murphy@evc.edu

Reyna Avila, Community Engagement Specialist, Reyna.Avila@evc.edu

Flora Payne, Counselor, Flora.Payne@evc.edu

Liz Tyrrell, Director, Elizabeth.Tyrrell@evc.edu

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is the CalWORKs Program?
The EVC CalWORKs Program serves Santa Clara County CalWORKs participants who receive TANF and get approved and referred to EVC. If you receive TANF, you will be required to participate in California's welfare-to-work program. A Welfare-to-Work Plan outlines mandatory activities that help adults in the family to secure employment.   Attending EVC and pursuing a degree or certificate could be one of your mandatory activities.
Who is eligible to participate?
​TANF stands for "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families", a Federal cash aid program (welfare) for parents who meet ​income guidelines​ and have a child/children at home under age 18. ​
CalWORKS stands for the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids, and is the California Program for cash aid (welfare).
​​​The EVC CalWORKs Program  offers a variety of services and financial resources that can help you cover your expenses (educational and living). 
Our goal is to help students transition from gaining an education in an in-demand field to finding and securing meaningful employment.

Services we provide:​

  • Required books and supplies cost coverage
  • Childcare costs
  • Parking permits and transportation costs
  • Academic counseling​
  • Referrals to other school services and community resources
  • Support, assistance, and advocacy
  • Career exploration
  • Job search
  • Resume development and help with applications
  • Student mentorship
  • Student lab
  • Tutoring
  • Work Study Program ​​ - ​allows students to work up to 20 hours per week at EVC campus or in the community without reducing their monthly TANF (cash aid ) grant

We can assist you with referrals and applications to  the following community  resources:​​

Food, Clothing, and Shelter​​

Second Harvest Food Bank​

Sacred Heart Community Service​

Salvation Army of Santa Clara ​

​Child Care Providers ​

Choices for Children​

​​​​​​​​Parental Stress & Parenting ​Info

Parents Helping Parents

​Transportation​ ​​​

​​​​Outreach Program

​Community Information and Resources

​​​​​​​​​ ​​​211 Santa Clara Help Starts Here

​Domestic & Family Violence

​​Next Door Solutions​

​​​​​​and many more.​..​​​​​​​​​​​

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