Assistance with completing applications for TANF (public assistance),
Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, employment, housing, Social Security benefits, and
Emergency Food Assistance
Food vouchers and referrals to local food pantry provided to eligible
Assistance with First Month's Rent
Program assists eligible low-income families in securing permanent housing
by paying the cost of their first month's rent up to $800.
Stop Eviction Program
Provides eligible low income households with one month's rent (up to $800),
if threatened with eviction.
Winter Emergency Shelter
Assist homeless families with emergency shelter by providing temporary shelter up to three months during the months of
December through March.
Transitional Emergency Shelter
Longer term shelter provided to homeless families for up to 6 months. Case
management services focus on helping households in obtaining permanent
housing and income.
Consumer Education Programs
Information on CARE (PG&E's discount program for low-income households),
landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities and consumer credit issues are
Payment of utility bills for eligible clients to prevent service shutoff
by utility companies.
We also provide information and referral to other services, transportation
assistance, translation assistance and budget counseling.
Participants learn job skills while working in entry level jobs. Employers
are provided prescreened employees at no cost. Length of training varies
from 3 to 6 months. Wages are paid by the employer as well as other fringe
benefits. Employers are reimbursed up to 50% of the employees wages.
Individual Training Account
Job skills are taught in a classroom setting. Tuition and books are supplied
by the school. Training may last from 1 to 12 months. Certificates and job
placement are provided by the schools and our Department.
Dislocated Worker Program
This program serves residents who are long-term unemployed, laid off, or
have notice of layoff, with no re-employment opportunity in that field.
Youth Employment Services (YES)
This service is designed to help youth with full-time summer jobs and
part-time jobs during the school year. The Summer Youth Employment Program
serves ages 14-21, while the in-school program helps 16-21 year olds find
Local employers may place job orders with our Business Liaison to fill
vacancies within their companies. On-the-Job Training is available to
employers who need full-time employees. Labor market information is also
available via our California Cooperative Occupational Information System
(CCOIS) Occupational Outlook Report.