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Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, Social Services office hours will be limited to Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Department of Social Services is committed to a continuation of services during this crisis. The Department encourages applicants and participants to go online to apply for benefits, submit documents, and manage their cases. 

Submit documents by emailing [email protected]

1) Please include your full name, your phone number, your case number (if known), and your worker’s name  and worker number to make sure the information is correctly routed

2) Submit documents or manage your case by accessing your MyBenefitsCalWIN account at

* Getting Started in My Benefits CalWIN (MyBCW) – English

* Getting Started in My Benefits CalWIN (MyBCW) – Spanish


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Article Catalog

Publication Date Title Author
12/14/2020 Operation Santa – Dept of Social Services Social Services
07/27/2020 Local Church Donates Essential Supplies for Local Foster Youth Social Services
07/24/2020 Department of Social Services Receives Two Grants to Support Housing for Foster Youth Social Services
05/29/2020 SLO County Agencies Work Together to Provide Food Resources During COVID-19 Social Services
05/01/2020 COVID-19 Worsens Severe Shortage of Homes for SLO County Children in Foster Care Joint Information Center
04/30/2020 Supporting Child and Family Wellbeing Social Services
02/20/2020 Board Sets Priorities for New Homeless Assistance Grant Social Services
01/17/2020 Operation Santa at The Department of Social Services was Incredibly Successful Social Services
12/16/2019 2019 Foster/Adopt Family Christmas Extravaganza Social Services
11/14/2019 ASIST Program Supports Foster Care Youth Social Services
10/21/2019 Community Services Event to Be Held in Paso Robles on October 30 Social Services
10/07/2019 Foster Youth Academic Success on the Rise Social Services
08/13/2019 Local County Leaders Raise Awareness During National Foster Care Month Social Services
08/01/2019 SLO County Homeless Numbers Rise 32 Percent Since Last Count Social Services
05/01/2019 CalFresh Expanding Benefits to More SLO County Residents Social Services
04/02/2019 Empty-nester Shares Her Extra Time and creativity With Foster Youth in San Luis Obispo County Social Services
03/20/2019 Dept of Social Services Employee Jessica Lorance Recognized with Women of Distinction Award Social Services
02/26/2019 Celebrate Social Work Month (March 2019) Social Services
02/25/2019 Dept of Social Services Employee Eunice Lopez Recognized as Nipomo Citizen of the Year Social Services
01/15/2019 Federal Government Shutdown and CalFresh Benefits Social Services
12/11/2018 General Assistance Program Updated to Reflect Community Needs Social Services
11/06/2018 Local Governments May Get $4.8 Million in State Aid to Combat Homelessness Social Services
08/20/2018 CalFresh Market Match Social Services
06/28/2018 Scam Alert: Criminals Try to Steal Social Services Benefits from Recipients Social Services
04/16/2018 CalFresh: Providing help when and where it’s needed most Social Services
02/22/2018 Building Connections: What It's Really Like to Be a Resource Parent Social Services
11/10/2017 County Releases 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count Laurel Weir, Homeless Services Coordinator, Department of Social Services
10/30/2017 Deputy County Counsel Received Award by County Counsel Association of California Social Services
10/02/2017 New Program Focuses on Housing Services for Families Social Services
09/19/2017 Seniors paying for medical expenses may soon be eligible for more help from Cal Fresh Social Services
08/28/2017 Family Care Network recognized for decades of fighting for foster children in SLO County Social Services
08/16/2017 New Electronic Timesheet System available next month in SLO County for In-Home Support Service Providers & Recipients Social Services