The Fostering Success Program and NextUP Program at Copper Mountain College provides specialized educational support services for current and former foster youth. We are committed to your SUCCESS!

For more information or to apply to the program drop by the CalWORKs counter located in Student Services in the 300 Quad or call us at 760.366.3791 ext. 5809 or 760.366.5201 ext. 5809.


To be eligible for the Foster Success Program, you must:


Qualifying for the Fostering Success Program provides you with services, including:


For additional assistance, you may qualify for CalFresh. CalFresh is a California financial aid program that helps students buy food and eat healthier. It offers certain benefits, like an average of $150 /month for groceries. 2 in 5 students are eligible for CalFresh. It won’t affect your financial aid and you don’t need your parent’s tax return information to apply.

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.