California Disaster Help and Information Center
This webpage provides
information and resources regarding public assistance and services available to
individuals and families impacted by California wildfires.
Home Safe Program is Now Accepting Applications
The California Department of Social Services is accepting applications
for the Home Safe program from County Welfare Directors and California
Federally Recognized Tribal Governments. Home Safe will serve Adult clients that are experiencing homelessness or
are at imminent risk of homelessness due to elder or dependent adult abuse,
neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation.
more information read the All County Welfare Director’s Letter.
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.