The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids) program can provide cash assistance to families with children.
Certain adults in the program are required to participate in welfare-to-work activities, such as looking for a job, attending job training, working, or furthering their education, which will improve their chances for long term employment and self-sufficiency.
CalWORKs employment specialists help parents develop and achieve their career goals, and assist with referrals to Child Development Resources (child care) so that parents can work.
For information on other cash assistance programs click here.
Has your income been impacted due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus)? If you are currently receiving CalWORKs, you must report all changes to your worker at 888-472-4463.
If you are not currently receiving CalWORKs learn how to apply.
Important Message: The Human Services Agency does not require COVID-19 testing or ask applicants about their health status in connection with their application for benefits. Similarly, children may only enter foster care if they have experienced or are at risk of abuse or neglect. Children cannot be placed in foster care just because a parent may be ill.