What is CalWORKs?
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program is the state's public assistance program that provides temporary assistance to families with children. CalWORKs is a welfare program that assists parents by providing cash aid to needy families along with providing additional funds/resources to achieve their educational goals, as well as support towards success in the workforce. Eligible families who qualify for ongoing assistance through the CalWORKs program will receive money each month to help pay for housing, food, and other necessary expenses. The amount of money received is based on several factors that are determined by the county you are working with and the county worker you are assigned to for eligibility purposes.
How Do I Become A CalWORKs Participant?
Click the link and answer the questions to determine eligibility. Once you have filled out the form and you believe you are eligible then you need to contact your county and fill out an application to receive CalWORKs cash aid. CalWORKs Basic Information
You can also apply online through the California Department of Social Services. Click here to find out more information about the CalWORKs program and to apply online.
If you would like to discuss your possible participation in the CalWORKs program you can contact our office or visit us to meet with program staff.