CalWORKs Fact Sheet

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)

  • Promote and encourage work to enable families to become self-sufficient
  • Provide financial aid for children who lack financial support and care
  • Protect and preserve the family unit
  • Provide the opportunity for rehabilitation of the family whenever possible
  • Make available to children who cannot live in their own homes the kind of care and treatment best suited to their needs
Eligibility Factors
Basic eligibility factors for a child(ren) and a needy parent(s) or caretaker relative include:
Applying For Aid

The application for CalWORKs includes completion of eligibility forms and an interview with a case-manager. Aid cannot begin until all conditions of eligibility have been verified. These conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Applying for a Social Security number.
  • Verifying citizenship, or showing proof of legal immigration status.
  • Verifying income and property.
  • Applying for potentially available income such as Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
  • Cooperating with the District Attorney and securing child support from the absent parent.

CalWORKs Office Locations

There are five regional CalWORKs offices located throughout Contra Costa County.  Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For additional information on your eligibility to CalWORKs, contact the office nearest you.  

East County

4545 Delta Fair Boulevard
Antioch, CA 94509
151 Sand Creek Road Ste A, Bld 6,
Brentwood, CA 94513

Central County

400 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

West County

1305 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

151 Linus Pauling Drive
Hercules, CA 94547