In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, EOPS, CalWORKs, and the CARE/Next Up Centers have transitioned to serving students
in a virtual environment.
Counselors and Specialists are now available to serve you through various methods. We are able to assist you via telephone, email, online chat, and/or video-conferencing. Students wishing to "see" their Counselor through video-conferencing are able to do so by using Cranium Cafe. We encourage you to find a method that fits your needs.
We know this is a time of uncertainty and concern for many of you, and we want to reassure you that although we may not be able to offer in-person services at this time, we will continue to be available to assist you.
We are committed to continue to offer excellent services while also protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community. We thank you and appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate through these challenging times. Please stay healthy!
If you have a quick question, or need to speak to someone, call our office at (805) 922-6966 x3214 or x3623 or x5249 and our staff will connect you.
We want to give you as much consistency and stability during this time. We’ve set up daily EOPS counseling “drop ins” from 10-12 & 1:30-3:30.
Call our office (805) 922-6966 x3214 or x3623 and we will connect you to an EOPS counselor.
Appointments with counselors and specialists will be similar to what you are accustomed to. First call our office to schedule the appointment. On your appointment day and time call our office to check in and we will connect you.
Welcome to EOPS, CARE, NextUp, and CalWORKs
The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) department at Allan Hancock College includes CARE, NextUp, CalWORKs programs. All four programs are integrated to ensure collaboration, innovation, and continuous support for students.
The mission of the EOPS, CARE, NextUp, and CalWORKs Programs is to minimize barriers and to assist educationally and economically disadvantaged eligible students in achieving their educational and career goals by providing access to “over and above” support services and college resources.
Locations and Hours
Santa Maria Campus
Building A-201-203, 2nd Floor Student Services
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3214
Lompoc Valley Center
1-805-735-3366 ext. 5206
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.