Welfare-to-Work (WTW) is a mandatory program for all adults receiving cash assistance through the CalWORKs program, unless they meet a state exemption or good cause. There is a mandatory hourly participation requirement every week. The number of mandatory hours depend upon the age of the children in the household and how many parents are receiving aid.
The goal of Welfare-to-Work is help participants become ready to work through multiple different programs, services and referrals offered. These include, but are not limited to, paid work, unpaid work experience, training, education and different counseling services as needed.
WTW provides supportive services, while the adult participates in employment, training or other approved activities, which may include, but are not limited to, counseling, job preparedness, job development, training, childcare, transportation, work clothes and tools. Services are family focused and specific to the needs of each family.
Only families approved for CalWORKs services are eligible to receive the Welfare-to-Work program.
To be considered eligible to CalWORKs, families must be under the state's income and property guidelines and include a child who has a parent that is either deceased, absent from the home, disabled or underemployed/unemployed.
This service is provided free of charge.
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).
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Tel: (805) 772-6405
Fax: (805) 772-6409
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