• CalFresh is a state program that you may receive an average of $150 /month for groceries.
  • CalFresh is a California financial aid program that helps students buy food and eat healthier.
  • It won’t affect your financial aid and you don’t need your parent’s tax return information to apply.
  • 2 in 5 students are eligible for CalFresh.
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California Work Opportunities & Responsibilities to Kids (CalWORKs) assists students who are receiving various forms of public assistance become independent. We   provide specialized counseling, subsidized employment, mentoring, advocacy and personal/professional development to assist eligible students with personal, academic, and career goals.


  • Be a current CMC student
  • Be receiving at least $1 of cash aid for themselves
  • Provide a current Passport to Services (Gen2000) and Welfare to Work Plan
  • Complete the CMC Verification form


  • Individualized Academic, Transfer and Personal Counseling
  • Gas and Meal Cards
  • School Supplies
  • Parking Permits
  • Work-study
  • Campus and Community Referrals
CalWORKs Resources


2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Emergency Services

  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-888-436-3600
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Safely Surrendered Baby Law: Dial 2-1-1

Housing Program Department of Housing and Community Development San Bernardino County Resources San Bernardino County Human Services

Contact Information

Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-3791, ext. 5810
(760 366-5201
(760) 366-5257 fax

Office Location
CalWORKs is located in the Office of Student Services in the 300 Quad, next to Bruce’s Place.


Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-3pm

Summer Hours June to July 
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Closed Fridays

We are closed on all legal and college holidays.