• 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.                                      

Portraits of Student Success Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the California Community Colleges CalWORKs Scholarship and the Annual Portraits of Student Success publication! DO NOT miss out on this opportunity to share your personal story and have it printed in this years publication, as well as landing that scholarship to assist you in your academic endeavors! Scholarships are on the student computers desktop in the SLO and North County CaFE offices. Email your application to Helen_Perry@cuesta.edu by midnight, December 1st.


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 Obispo and Paso Robles Campus. 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 along with some new 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! 

Locations and Office Hours:

  • San Luis Obispo Campus- Bldg. 3100, Room 3134,(805) 546-3144, Fax 546-3970
    • 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- Room N3024, (805) 591-6214, Fax 546-6304
    • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 8:30-6:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:30 - 1:00 p.m.

We will be closed the following Fridays at Noon: October 21, November 18, December 2

We will be closed November 11, 24, 25, and December 23-Jan 2

CalWORKs Coordinator
H. Hunter Perry