Public Assistance/Employment & Training Branch

Attention: All CalWORKs and CalFresh Recipients

In response to COVID-19, your CalWORKs and CalFresh Benefits will continue
with no changes for March, April, May, and June 2020. This means that if your
semiannual report form (SAR 7) or annual renewal was due in March, April, or
May 2020, you do not have to turn it in or complete your interview. If you have
turned in your March SAR 7 or renewal paperwork already, it will not be
processed, and nothing will change. If your SAR 7 or renewal paperwork
included information that would make your benefits go up, please call the county
to report this information over the phone.

You must report if your gross monthly income goes over your family’s Income
Reporting Threshold (IRT). Also, if you report that your income has gone down,
your benefit amount may go up. Call the county to find out what your IRT is, to
report if your income goes down, or if you have any questions about your case.

The Public Assistance branch of the Department of Health and Human Services consists of many programs, such as cash assistance to families with dependent children, supplemental food assistance, medical coverage, and additional programs under each of these categories.

We have professional, knowledgeable, and courteous staff to assist you in accessing all services available to you. Our mission is to promote the health, safety, self-sufficiency and well being of children, families and individuals creating hope for the future.  

Programs are eligibility based:              


 Cash Assistance- CalWORKs

Welfare-to-Work  for CalWORKs

  •    Child Care
  •    Transportation Assistance
  •     Job Readiness
  •     Work Experience
  •     Referrals for Vocational Training
  •     Expanded Subsidized Employment(ESE)