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Community Resources

Local County Wide Community Resources Database

Basic Needs

Manage Your CalWORKs, Medi-Cal & Cal-Fresh Benefits Online - Complete required reports, check current benefit amounts, and request a replacement BIC card at www.vchsa.org (click on Manage Your Benefits).

Free (or Low Cost) Cell Phone (free minutes, some with free text messaging and some program limitations) available for Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs, SSI, or Section 8 participants (among others). To find providers, click (Free Cell Phone - English) (Teléono Cellular Gratis - Español)

Deaf & Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) offers free specialized phones that make it easier for Californians who are deaf and disabled to hear, dial, and call.  To learn more visit DDTP, watch video, or call 1-800-806-1191 (Voice) / 1-800-806-4474 (TTY). (DDTP - Español)

California's Low Cost Automobile Insurance is a state-sponsored program that makes insurance affordable for California residents that are income eligible with good driving records www.mylowcostauto.com  or call (866) 602-8861.

Save on Your Electric Bill
If you or someone in your home participates in Medi-Cal, CalFresh, or CalWORKs, you can qualify for a CARE discount of up to 30% off your monthly electric bill.  English - SCE  Español - SCE

Receive a 20% Discount on Your Gas Bill
If you or someone in your home receives Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs, or certain other benefits, you may qualify for a 20% CARE discount on your monthly gas bill.  English - SoCalGas  Español - SoCalGas

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