• CalWORKs is a program designed to assist student welfare recipients a transition off welfare.  Our staff works with CalWORKs students to achieve long-term self-sufficiency for themselves and their families through career planning and educational opportunities.  Our program offers coordinated student services including academic counseling, career counseling, work study, job placement, education on rights and responsibilities, and advocacy. Our Services include:
  • Coordination with Social Services for educational supplies and supportive services.
  • Open computer lab with printing and/or copy services.
  • Job placement & work study coordinated with career path and major.
  • Priority registration aligned with academic progress.
  • Assistance with Financial Aid documentation and other paperwork.                                      

CalWORKs is blending with EOPS/Care to Become CaFE Centers!

    We’re making some exciting changes!  Cuesta College Student Services is proud to announce the opening of the CaFE Centers on the San Luis and North County Campuses.  The CaFE Centers blend the long standing CalWORKs and EOPS/Care programs and add a new service component for foster youth.  The CaFE Centers are located in facilities formerly housing the EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs programs and will be staffed with familiar faces. 

   NOTE: CaFE is an acronym; Ca-CalWORKs, F-Foster Youth, E-EOPS/CARE that identifies the bringing together of multiple services without the stigma associated with any individual program.  

   Please continue to refer students to our programs via the CaFE Centers and feel free to call or come by with questions. If you have been given a referral to Cuesta College by the Department of Social Services, please contact us at one of the numbers below to schedule your Intake appointment. Please contact our office if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you to achieve your educational goals! 


Grand Re-Opening of CaFE Centers
and Open House Scheduled for September 8th!  

The NEW CaFE Centers will be holding a Grand Re-Opening of both CaFE Centers on September 8th to initiate our new space on the San Luis Obispo campus in Room 3142. The Open House will be held throughout the day and we invite students, faculty and staff to come and see our new space and find out more about the CaFE Centers and the many services we will be providing for our "blended" population. Come and check it out!

Both CaFE offices will be Closed on Friday August 12th!  We apologize for
any inconvenience this may cause! 


Phone: (805) 546-3204. Call for an appointment at either campus.

SLO CalWORKs Fax: (805) 546-3998

Paso Robles CalWORKs Fax: (805) 591-6304

Locations and Office Hours:

  • San Luis Obispo Campus- (805) 546-3144
    Student Services -Bldg 3400, Room 3134
    • Monday and Thursday: 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30-6:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:30 - 1:00 p.m.


  •  North County, Paso Robles Campus- (805) 591-6214
    Student Services -Bldg 3400, Room 3134
    • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 8:30-6:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:30 - 12:00 p.m.


CalWORKs Coordinator
H. Hunter Perry