CalWORKS - CalWORKs is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help. Families that apply and qualify for ongoing assistance receive money each month to help pay for housing, food and other necessary expenses. CalWORKs Brochure (English)
CalFresh - The CalFresh program (previously known as Food Stamps) is a nutritional assistance program designed to help single people and families with little or no income to buy food. CalFresh benefits are issued on an EBT card that is used just like a bankcard at most local food stores. The CalFresh Program is a federal- and state-funded program.
Medi-Cal - Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents who meet eligibility requirements. Most applicants who apply through Covered California and enroll in Medi-Cal will receive care through managed health plans. Medi-Cal has always covered low-income children, pregnant women and families. On January 1, 2014, California expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to include low-income adults. When you complete a Covered California application, your eligibility for Medi-Cal will automatically be determined.
Child Care - This Child Care program provides child care payments to providers on behalf of CalWORKs recipients in approved work or training programs. Payments are reimbursements for child care provided and are paid directly to the provider.
Welfare to Work (WTW) - The WTW Program is the employment and training aspect of CalWORKs. WTW is a comprehensive statewide employment program designed to enable participants to achieve self-sufficiency through employment. The intent of the WTW Program is to provide employment and training services to virtually all adult CalWORKs recipients. The program also provides supportive services, such as transportation, to assist individuals in meeting work requirements.
Foster Care - The purpose of the Foster Care program is to provide financial assistance for children in need of substitute parenting who have been removed from the home by either the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) or the Probation Department.
CAPI - The Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) is a state-funded program designed to provide monthly cash benefits to aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens who are ineligible for SSI/SSP solely due to their immigrant status.
General Relief - The County General Relief (GR) program provides loan assistance to indigent individuals and families in temporary need of housing, food, and/or transportation. General Relief is the only TAD program that is totally funded, as well as administered, by the County of San Bernardino.