CalWORKs Program


The California Community Colleges CalWORKs Program is a state mandated and funded program that assists current cash aid eligible parents.

CalWORKs Program at Saddleback College is partnered with Orange County Social Services and other community agencies to support students achieve their academic goals. The mission of the CalWORKs program at Saddleback College is to support and guide CalWORKs student-parents to achieve their goal of family self-sufficiency. We do this by providing student-parents with the tools needed to successfully navigate the community college system.  (See below for services provided.)

  • Intake/Orientation 
    Students will meet with CalWORKs counselor at Saddleback College to discuss student’s responsibilities and deadlines. This takes place after you are provided 4105 referral from your case manager. 

  • Priority registration 
    CalWORKs students are eligible for priority registration as long as requirements are met. (Please meet with CalWORKs counselor for more information.)

  • Case management
    CalWORKs Counselors will work with students to ensure support is provided

  • Assistance Obtaining books and supplies
    CalWORKs Counselors will meet with students and complete request for books and supplies.

  • CalWORKs Work-study opportunities  
    Qualifying students will have the opportunity to gain experience and get paid.

  • Resume building and Interview Skills 
    CalWORKs Counselors prepare student with building resume and through mock interviews 

  • Education Plans
    CalWORKs counselors work with student in completed a long term education plan

  • Personal Growth Workshops
    Monthly Workshops facilitated by CalWORKs counselors and Professionals in the Community

  • Scholarships
    CalWORKs counselors inform students of upcoming Scholarships and assist with application completion

  • Referrals to community agencies for legal, personal counseling, domestic violence and social services
  • Advocacy
    CalWORKs counselors advocate for County, child care, and college-related concerns