Homeless Assistance

What is the process?

Step 1: Homeless Assistance Program

CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program can be requested once an initial CalWORKs application has been completed.  The requestor will complete a CW 42 Homeless Assistance request and will be approved or denied for services no later than the end of the following business day.
 

Who can use this service?

Only families that meet the eligibility requirements for the CalWORKs program and have less than $100 in liquid assets are eligible for these services.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

CalWORKs can be applied for online at mybenefitscalwin.org anytime or in person at the Social Services offices near you.  Offices are open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed on county-observed holidays).

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Social Services

Child Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011
  • Mandated Reporter