If you’re receiving various forms of public assistance become independent California Work Opportunities & Responsibilities to Kids (CalWORKs) can help you meet your personal and academic goals.

CMC provides specialized counseling, subsidized employment, mentoring, advocacy, and personal/professional development to assist eligible students with personal, academic, and career goals. 


CalFresh is a California financial aid program that’s focused on helping students buy food and eat healthier. You can receive an average of $150/month for groceries each week, and it won’t affect your financial aid and you don’t need your parent’s tax return information to apply. About 2 out of 5 students qualify for the CalFresh program, so if you find yourself needing help with groceries, CMC is here to help.

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CalWORKs Resources

Other Resources

Dial 2-1-1: 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. Find out more about the 2-1-1 program today. 

Emergency Services

Contact Information


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

760.366.3791, ext. 4247
760.366.5257 fax

Office Location

CARE is located in the Office of Student Services in the 300 Quad, next to Jorge’s.


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

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

We are closed on all legal and college holidays.