Welcome to CalWORKs Program


Father with his child

The CalWORKs program at Saddleback College works collaboratively with Orange County Social Services and other community agencies to support student-parents in achieving their academic goals.

The mission of the CalWORKs program at Saddleback College is to provide support and guidance for CalWORKs student-parents so they can thrive in their academic journey.

CalWORKs program promotes awareness, acceptance and respect for all diverse communities



Here are some of the services provided

  • Intake & Orientation
  • Personal, Career and Transfer Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Laptop loaner program
  • Priority Registration
  • Assistance with Scholarship Application process
  • Resume Building
  • Community Resources


Potential CalWORKs student: If you are not a current CalWORKs Student and are receiving cash aid benefits, please reach out to your assigned social service case manager or EES worker for a WTW referral to our CalWORKs Program. 

Remember: Participation is not automatic and you must email me a REFERRAL from your current WTW case manager and complete an intake.

If you have a question please call 949 582-4207 or email me at mcastellanos@saddleback.edu and I will return your call or email by end of day Monday - Thursday (see CalWORKs counseling schedule below)

Monday: 8 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 3 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 2 pm

Attention current students & case managers: All students must schedule an appointment to complete any forms, reports, updates to ed plans, revisions to 4105 etc. 

Current student can schedule an appointment by calling 949 582-4620 or clicking on the zoom link https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/355721390 to speak with a support specialist. 

 CalWORKs Office hours -to schedule appointments:

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am -7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm