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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    https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/

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

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

 

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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

 

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Department of Social Services Receives Two Grants to Support Housing for Foster Youth

Author: Social Services
Date: 7/24/2020 3:15:28 PM

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), which is administering the funding, awarded the department $98,400 for the Transitional Housing Program and $48,705 for the Housing Navigator Program


In the 2019-20 state budget, funding was included for child welfare agencies to assist transition-age youth with securing and maintaining housing. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), which is administering the funding, awarded the department $98,400 for the Transitional Housing Program and $48,705 for the Housing Navigator Program.

The funds awarded for the Transitional Housing Program will be used to identify and support housing services, improve coordination of services and linkages to community resources and engage in outreach activities,  targeting to serve those with the most severe needs. The funds awarded for the Housing Navigator Program will be used to assist young adults in securing and maintaining housing by assisting with coordination of supportive services, ensuring connection to resources, and providing case management, which includes essential services in emergency supports to foster youth.