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October 2017 Wildfires Help and Information Center
Information regarding assistance and services available to individuals and families impacted by the wildfires can be found here.


Live-In IHSS/WPCS Providers
Beginning January 2017, providers now have the option to self-certify living arrangements to exclude IHSS/WPCS wages from federal income tax and state tax by completing and submitting appropriate forms. For more information and forms, go to the Live-In Provider Self-Certification Information webpage.  


Electronic Timesheets for IHSS Providers
Beginning August 7, 2017, In-Home Supportive Services Providers have the option to use Electronic Timesheets. . Find out how to enroll in the Electronic Timesheet System.


Bringing Families Home Program Funding
We are excited to announce the implementation of a new housing program intended to help reduce the number of families experiencing homelessness. Read the Bringing Families Home funding announcement.


Former Foster Youth Spread the Word!
Young adults who were in foster care at age 18 or older may be eligible for the Medi-Cal program. Get more information about how former foster youth can receive Medi-Cal coverage until age 26.

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