Welcome to EOPS-CARE

Please come visit the EOPS/CARE Office on the first floor of the Student Services Center. 


Fall 2017 office hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The campus will be closed during the following dates:

Native American Holiday - Friday, September 22, 2017
Veterans Day Holiday - Monday, November 10, 2017
Thanksgiving Break, Thursday and Friday, November 23 - 24, 2017
Winter Break, December 21, 2017 - January 2, 2018

EOPS Assistants Fall 2017 Drop-In Hours

During the first four weeks of the semester, EOPS Assistants will be working hard to process EOPS student status as quickly as possible and will have limited availability to meet with students. Students wishing to speak to their EOPS Assistant in-person about their EOPS file or application are invited to come during the EOPS Assistant Drop-in Hours during the following weeks (Monday, August 18 - Friday, September 8, 2017).

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday and Thursday - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

CARE Assistant Drop-In Hours

If you are a CARE student, your Assistant is available during her regular office hours:

Monday, Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


EOPS information


However, EOPS will be opening up a limited number of slots for new applicants for the Spring 2018 semester. Please check our website late November/early December or sign up on our mailing list located in the EOPS office to receive up-to-date information about the upcoming application period. The EOPS program is a highly impacted program. Only eligible students will be offered a space on a first-come, first-served basis based on need and state guidelines for EOPS eligibility.

Eligible EOPS students, who are single parents who are participating in CalWORKs/TANF may also apply for the CARE Program. If you are a potential CARE student or would like more information, please contact the EOPS Office. Additional steps are required to apply for CARE. The program will notify you if you may be potentially be CARE-eligible.

For more information about the application process, please visit our EOPS Application Process page.


Beginning in Fall 2015, the EOPS program has instituted a mid-semester progress report deadline. For Fall 2017 all EOPS students must submit their required EOPS Progress Reports by Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in order to receive credit for this program requirement. For more information, please review our Progress Reports Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

New requirements established to receive a priority registration date

As of Fall 2014, in order for students, including EOPS students, to receive a Priority Registration date, the following must be completed:

1. Complete the DVC Online Orientation
2. Take the Math and English assessments
3. Create an Education Plan 

New Fall  2017 EOPS Scholar Series Events Being Planned

EOPS/CARE will be planning a number of special events and beneficial workshops for the semester. Visit the EOPS events page to see what workshops, campus tours, and special events we have planned. RSVP is required for most events so check the events page often and inquire in the office if you are interested in attending.

EOPS in the news

Click on the links below to read recently published articles about some of our successful students and programs!

From expulsion to Honor Society, DVC helped Yani Webster turn her life around

Regina Carlos from near high school dropout to a degree in nursing

DVC student Mercedes Alfaro: from teen parent to Mills College grad

Graduation speaker Miguel Zaragoza reflects on time spent at DVC

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is committed to meeting the unique educational needs of students hindered by language, social, and economic disadvantages. Eligible students may receive a wide variety of services including, but not limited to, individualized counseling, peer support, book vouchers, and academic and transfer assistance.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

Single parent students with dependent children under the age of 14 receiving CalWORKs, county cash aid, may also qualify for the CARE program. CARE provides additional support services such as study-time child care grants, supply vouchers, daily meal on campus, and specialized workshops and events.

 Visit the CARE home page for more information.

Links to other helpful related DVC programs:

For more information, visit the EOPS-CARE Office located on the first floor of the Student Services Center (Room 127) on the main DVC campus in Pleasant Hill. Contact us by phone at 925-969-2123 or 925-969-2117.


Manager: Lindsay Kong 
Telephone: 925-969-2123 or 925-969-2117
Email: lkong@dvc.edu 
Office location: SSC-127 Pleasant Hill campus map