What is CalWorks?

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program

  • CalWORKs is a state welfare program with special initiatives serving the homeless in all 58 counties in California.
  • Operated by the LA County Department of Public Social Services, it helps eligible families receive short-term or ongoing assistance with housing, food, utilities, clothing, or medical care.
  • Families experiencing or at risk for homelessness may also qualify for a variety of housing-related supportive services, including rental assistance, case management, security deposits, utility payments, moving costs, interim shelter assistance, legal services, and credit repair.

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