California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a cash aid program for low income families to meet their basic needs. It also provides education, employment, and training programs to help families get jobs and move towards self-sufficiency. The program provides 48 months of cash grants and welfare-to-work services to low-income families with children. Children can remain on aid if otherwise eligible for assistance up to age 18. To apply for or find out more about the CalWORKs program click here.
Medi-Cal is the name of California’s Medicaid program and offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents. Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and certain low-income adults. . To find out more about Medi-Cal click here.
CalFresh is the new name for the Food Stamp Program in California. CalFresh is also known as the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The CalFresh Program assists low income individuals, families and households to purchase nutritional food. . To apply for or find out more about the CalFresh program click here.