Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Determination
The Federal Government is proposing new rules that could change how immigration officials determine whether applicants for lawful permanent residence, and those seeking to extend or change their immigration status, are or will become a public charge. Current federal rules regarding public charge remain in effect. Individuals in California seeking assistance may consult one of many state-funded organizations that provide legal services to immigrants by visiting our webpage at www.cdss.ca.gov/ImmigrationContractors.
Housing and Homelessness Programs
The California Department of Social Services has several
programs to help individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of
homelessness. To find out more information about the services you may
qualify for go to our
and Homelessness Programs webpage.
Mandated Reporting: Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse and
Neglect in California eLearning
In California many professions are legally designated as
mandated reporters of elder and dependent adult abuse.
This online course
will address reporting responsibilities; help participants to understand how,
when and where to report suspected abuse or neglect; and inform participants of
what to expect after a report is made.
Don’t be the victim of a scam to steal your EBT benefits!
If you receive a text or phone call asking for your personal information, DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION. No legitimate state or county representative would ever ask for your PIN. If you think your benefits may have been stolen, you should immediately call the customer service telephone number on the back of your EBT card, at (877) 328-9677 or contact your county. Learn more about protecting your EBT Card.
CDSS State Plans
Program and Legislative Reports
2018 CalWORKs Annual Summary
Assembly Bill 388 Reports Data
Get Help Paying for Child Care
Adopt A Child
Check the Home Care Aide Registry
Find my EBT Card Balance
Become a Foster Parent
Find a Food Bank
Information about the Earned Income Tax Credit
Information about Background Checks
Department of Social Services
744 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
File a Public Records Request
Programs, Policy and Practice: California Wraparound Serves Families and Strengthens Communities. For more information visit Wraparound Families.
The California Department of Social Services supports programs which serve more than eight million people across our state. This work, accomplished everyday, provides stability, opportunity and promotes wellness in communities throughout California. Come join our team to experience what it is like to enjoy 'Work With a Purpose'.