The Welfare to Work program provides employment-related services to CalWORKs clients to assist them in finding and retaining employment, obtaining training when necessary, and in upgrading to higher paying jobs that will lead to financial self-reliance. Supportive services are provided to assist with the costs of child care, transportation, work clothing, and other items needed for employment. Referral services are also available to address barriers that can prevent successful employment such as substance abuse, domestic violence, or legal and mental health issues.
- Participation in Welfare to Work is mandatory for all CalWORKs recipients unless exempt.
- Exempt participants may volunteer to participate in Welfare to Work. Once a volunteer enters the program, they must adhere to the rules and regulations of the program the same as mandatory participants.
Child Care Services
We understand that participants may need more than just training and job counseling to successfully participate in Welfare to Work. We can help arrange and pay for child care.
The CalWORKs Child Care program has three stages:
This stage provides child care for families receiving cash aid, and who need child care to participate in a Welfare to Work activities (which includes employment).
This stage will begin once a job has stabilized, or when the case is being discontinued from cash assistance, and the family still has a need for child care assistance in order to be self-reliant. The family can remain in Stage Two for up to two years after cash aid ends. Stage Two childcare requires a referral to a local Alternative Payment Provider (APP).
This stage will be administered by other subsidized child care programs, including APP's, state preschool programs, childcare centers funded by the State, etc. Placement will depend on availability of funding. Once placed in a Stage Three child care slot, the family may continue receiving benefits until they are no longer eligible for subsidized child care (when the family's income is greater than the 70% of the State median income or the children are over age 12).
For more information on Child Care Services, please call (559) 600-3713
Clovis Campus-Building 1
Main Number: 559 600-1DSS (1377)
Toll-free Number 1(877) 600-1377
Call Center 1(855) 832-8082
Fax your application to (559) 600-7706
Address: 3500 Never Forget Lane, Clovis, CA 93612
Fresno FAX Bus Route provides services to this building by using Route 28
Office Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
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