California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a vital Human Services program aimed at providing essential aid and services to eligible needy families across all 58 counties in the state. At its core, CalWORKs extends cash assistance to help families cover fundamental needs such as housing, food and other necessary expenses.

Who Qualifies?

Generally, services are available to:

  • Low-income families, where one or both parents are:
    • Absent
    • Unemployed
    • Disabled
    • Deceased
    • Needy caretaker relatives

How Can I Apply?

You may apply for CalWORKs by:

  • Calling (877) 410-8829 to request an application be mailed to you
  • You may return it by dropping it off at an office, by mail or fax
  • Completing an application at a local transitional assistance office

    Transitional Assistance Locations
Adelanto10875 Rancho Rd., Adelanto
Apple Valley13886 Central Rd., Apple Valley
Barstow1900 E. Main St., Barstow
Colton1900 W. Valley Blvd., Colton
Del Rosa1895 Del Rosa Ave., San Bernardino
Fontana7977 Sierra Ave., Fontana
Hesperia9655 9th Ave., Hesperia
Needles1090 E. Broadway St., Needles
Ontario1647 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario
Rancho Cucamonga10825 Arrow Rte., Rancho Cucamonga
Redlands1811 W. Lugonia Ave., Redlands
Rialto1175 W. Foothill Blvd., Rialto
San Bernardino265 E. Fourth St., San Bernardino
San Bernardino2740 Little Mountain Dr., San Bernardino
Twentynine Palms73629 Sun Valley Dr., Twentynine Palms
Victorville15010 Palmdale Rd., Victorville
Yucaipa32353 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa
Yucca Valley56357 Pima Trl., Yucca Valley

Additional Programs

Beyond cash assistance, CalWORKs offers a range of support services to help families stabilize their situations and work towards self-sufficiency. Additional programs and benefits available to individuals and families include:

• Employment and training services
• CalFresh
• Homeless assistance

The Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) plays a pivotal role in implementing the CalWORKs program, ensuring that families in need receive the support they require to navigate through challenging times. CalWORKs not only provides immediate financial relief but also equips recipients with resources and tools to rebuild their lives.

Visit CalWORKs – Transitional Assistance Department ( for more information on criteria and requirements or to start the application process.

Additional County Update News – April 11, 2024

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