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CalFresh Program

Federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.   ​Click here to apply.

 

CalWORKs

This is a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help. Families that apply and qualify for ongoing assistance receive money each month to help pay for housing, food and other necessary expenses. Click here to apply.

 

Medi-Cal 

This is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS.  Medi-Cal is financed equally by the State and federal government. Click here to apply.

 

Covered California

This is California’s health insurance marketplace.  Individuals and families can choose affordable, high-quality health insurance that will take effect January 2014.  Covered California provides the tools to shop for health insurance that meets health care needs and financial realities. Individuals and families may be eligible for financial assistance and can’t be dropped or denied even if you have a pre-existing condition or get sick.  Health insurance can not only assure your access to care to keep your body healthy, it also protects your peace of mind – you can rest assured that you will have help when you need it most.  Pre-enrollment begins October 1, 2013, to apply or get more information contact:

 

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​​​​24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline   1-866-858-7750

24 Hour Adult Abuse Hotline   (760) 337-7878

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