Current StudentThe CalWORKs program has helped me immensely to meet my goals and to succeed. My work has been with me throughout my drug treatment and helped me to connected with CalWORKs at Merced College. The Staff on campus in the CalWORKs department are very friendly and helpful. and I am grateful for their knowledge and assistance in guiding me in the right direction. What I can say has helped me the most has been the assistance in getting my books paid for and the mileage reimbursement.
Melissa ~ Major: Addiction Studies
Class of 2011
"CalWORKs has provided me with
the guidance from my worker with my goals in life. They have helped me
SIGNIFICANTLY by supporting me financially with reimbursement for my mileage
and covering the cost of my books. "
"The CalWORKs program has helped
me tremendously with school with everything from gas to get from home to
school and back as well as my books for class. They have helped me with
child care and have also helped me with finding a work study job.
Without the CalWORKs program or the CalWORKs staff I don't believe that I
would have made it threw college on my own."
"They provided me with the tools necessary to pass my classes. They held me
accountable when it came to attending classes."
"The Merced College CalWORKs
program helped me reach my goals by supporting me with daycare, financial
help and most importantly always encouraging me when I went into the
"Sometime I think if it wasn't for CalWORKs, DSS and EOPS/CARE, I would
have quit school, when I kept flunking out of Math. But Everyone one
believed in me until I finally had to believe in myself. That's
what this program has done for me."
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