Community Resources

Many community agencies offer a variety of services to San Bernardino County residents. The resources listed and linked to in this section have been compiled by TAD as a public service. In this section you will find information on community resources by clicking the hyperlinks below.
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Social Security Work Incentives... What is the Ticket to Work Program?
Social Security’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work. Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 qualify. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. The Ticket Program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.  The Ticket program and Work Incentives allow you to keep your benefits while you explore employment, receive vocational rehabilitation and gain work experience.  For additional information, please call 1.866.968.7842
Holiday Resources 2018
This list was compiled through our partnerships with numerous agencies serving the communities of San Bernardino County with the intent to distribute it to our communities and the agencies that serve them. It will be updated to include resources available through the end of the holiday season.
SAVE MONEY, BREATHE EASY.  Receive a big discount when you retrofit your old wood burning fireplace with a new electric or gas clean-burning, energy-efficient unit.  Call 1-855-396-3833 or visit
The County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health’s, Coordinated Asthma Referral and Education (CARE) Program, helps families with children, ages 0-18, diagnosed with asthma living in East, Central and West Valley of the County.
The CARE Program provides the following FREE services:
1.       Individualized asthma education to families and their children
2.       Home environmental assessments to identify and reduce indoor and outdoor asthma triggers
3.       Asthma management supplies, including an air purifier, mattress and pillow case covers
For more information or to participate in the CARE Program, please call (909) 387-4648.
12.06.13-GED Flyer-FINAL FOR DISTRIBUTION.jpgFREE GED Program -  For referrals and information about the free GED Program, call the Day Reporting & Reentry Services Center in your area:
  • Central: (909) 382-7800
  • High Desert (760) 243-8269
  • West End (909) 463-7557
Resource Data Bank - The Resource Databank (RDB) provides a list of resources (education, training, emergency services, etc.) and employment opportunities as a public service to the community.
FREE Cell Phones and Service for low-income Californians
California residents who receive Supplemental Security Income, CalFresh (Formerly known as Food Stamps), Medi-Cal and other public assistance may be eligible to receive free cellphones and service. 
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2-1-1 San Bernardino County - 2-1-1 is a toll-free phone number that provides information and referrals for health and social services. Dialing 2-1-1 is the quickest way to access non-emergency resources for your family, your neighbors and your employees.  Dial 2-1-1 or (888) 435-7565 or search the 2-1-1 database for information on:
  • Utility Assistance
  • Support Groups
  • Counseling
  • Childcare
  • Food, Clothing or Shelter
  • Crisis assistance
  • Aid for elderly
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
The results are in for Tax Season 2018!  San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department Processed over $37 million in federal and state tax refunds and served 19,789 taxpayers in communities throughout San Bernardino County through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  These refunds stimulate economic activity in addition to fighting poverty and leading to increased self- sufficiency.
English Brochure vita000501 (002).pdf  Spanish Brochure vita000501_sp (002).pdf
CalFresh Tool Kit & Resource Guide - In our outreach efforts, San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department is involved in ongoing community outreach events and is partnering with various federal, state, and local agencies in getting the word out about CalFresh. This CalFresh Tool Kit & Resource 'Packet' is provided to assist Community Based Organizations (CBO's) in order to help share the benefits of CalFresh with those who are eligible but not participating.  The 8 downloadable .pdf documents below are provided for further information:
  1. CalFresh Tool Kit & Resource Guide
  2. Farm Bill Reauthorization/CalFresh Regulation Oversight
  3. CalFresh Outreach
  4. Community Based Organizations can C4Yourself®
  5. Community Based Organization Registration Instructions
  6. San Bernardino County Assistance Programs - At A Glance
  7. Fact Sheet - Public Charge
  8. CalWORKs, CalFresh and Medi-Cal Intake Application - Verification List

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
If you can't afford to pay your home energy bill, your home may not be safe.  The LIHEAP program may be able to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.  Please click on the program brochures below for additional information.

LIHEAP Brochure - (English)
LIHEAP Brochure - (en Espanol)

CSC 1-877-410-8826 (Toll Free)

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