Frequently asked questions about CalWORKs
Q. What is CalWORKs?
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids is the state’s welfare program for families with children. CalWORKs replaced the former AFDC program in January 1998.
CalWORKs funds assist single parents who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF), and those in transitions off welfare, to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through coordinated student services.
Q. What can the CalWORKs Program do for me?
The CalWORKs Program supports eligible students to obtain their educational degrees and certificates and is available to help students meet their Department of Social Services requirements quickly and effectively by providing the following services:
Q. How can I find out if I qualify for CalWORKs?
If you are a low income California resident with at least one child under the age of 19, you can go to the local Contra Costa County Health and Human Services Office office and fill out an application.