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The Stanislaus County Community Service Agency has a range of programs available for the adult population. We provide protection to the elderly or disabled who are victims of abuse or neglect; we provide help in the home for elderly and disabled adults; and we also provide a safety net for financial assistance to the disabled population not yet eligible for SSI.Visit Adult Services Homepage
The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is the California version of the Federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program (TANF.) CalWORKs provides time limited cash benefits to families with children when one or both parents is absent, disabled, deceased or unemployed.
Where do I start?
You must have a face-to-face interview with a case manager before benefits can be approved. If you are disabled and cannot come into the office, we may do a home visit or phone interview.
BenefitsCal is an online application system that allows you to apply for the CalWORKs Program. This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe.
Apply for CalWORKs Benefits
Call the Customer Service Center: 1-877-652-0734
The Community Services Agency Child Care Program is a child care subsidy program for current CalWORKs recipients or CalWORKs recipients within 24 months of their discontinuance from CalWORKs. The program assists customers by helping them pay for childcare while they are working or attending an approved Welfare-to-Work activity.
To apply for child care services, you must visit the StanWORKs Child Care Program reception and request an intake interview appointment. The StanWORKs Child Care Program is located at 251 E Hackett Rd. Modesto CA 95358, 2nd floor of the Family Services Entrance.Visit Child Care Homepage
Child Support Services
The Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services provides professional cost effective services to parents or caretakers of minor children. We offer solutions for parents including the establishment and enforcement of child support orders through exclusive enforcement tools, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, complete account maintenance, and exceptional customer service to assist customers every step of the way.Visit Child Support Homepage
CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps)
is a nutrition program that supplements a low-income family's food budget in order to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition. CalFresh can only be used to purchase food items and beneficiaries receive benefits electronically on a Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
BenefitsCal is an online application system that allows you to apply for CalFresh. This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe.
The Stanislaus County General Assistance/Relief (GA/GR) Program provides financial assistance to residents of Stanislaus County who have no other means of support. Single adults, couples and families may be eligible.Visit General Assistance Homepage
Other Assistance Programs
The Stanislaus County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a collaborative project of the Stanislaus Community System of Care Collaborative (StanCSOC) on Affordable Housing and Homelessness Administered by the Stanislaus County Community Services Agency, (Lead Agency). Stanislaus County HMIS will enable homeless service providers to collect uniform client information over time. This system is essential to efforts to streamline client services and informed public policy. Through Stanislaus County HMIS, homeless program clients benefit from improved coordination in and between agencies, informed advocacy efforts, and policies that result in targeted services. Analysis of information gathered through Stanislaus County HMIS is critical to accurately calculate the size, characteristics, and needs of the homeless population; this data is necessary to service and systems planning and advocacy.
The long-term vision of Stanislaus County HMIS is to enhance Partner Agencies’ collaboration, service delivery and data collection capabilities. Accurate information will put The Collaborative in a better position to request funding from various sources and help plan better for future needs.
The mission of the Homeless Management Information System of the Collaborative is to be an integrated network of homeless and other service providers that use a central database to collect, track and report uniform information on client needs and services. This system will not only meet Federal requirements but also enhance service planning and delivery.Visit HMIS Homepage
Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Federal Medicaid program. Medi-Cal offers no-cost and low-cost health coverage to eligible people who live in California.
BenefitsCal is an online application system that allows you to apply for Medi-Cal. This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe.
Apply for Medi-Cal Benefits
Covered California is California's health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can find affordable health insurance including being screened for Medi-Cal eligibility.
Apply through Covered CA
Call the Customer Service Center: 1-877-652-0734
Employment Services (Welfare-To-Work)
Welfare-To-Work is a program developed to help CalWORKs (cash aid) customers find and keep a job. We can also help pay job expenses so you can continue working, worry free. We may even be able to help you get job training to help you upgrade to a higher paying job that will lead to more money for your family.Visit Employment Services Homepage
Congratulation and welcome to the Community Services Agency (CSA). To speed up the onboarding process and prepare you for your first day, we have provided links to County and CSA policies. Prior to your first day of employment, review the policies by using the web links below.
After reading each policy, initial and sign the hard copy Employee Conduct/Behavior Expectations and Policies Acknowledgement forms which are provided in your new hire packet. You will find one acknowledgement form for County policies and another form for CSA specific policies.
Please bring the completed forms on your first day of employment.
Covered California is California's new health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can find affordable health insurance
Medi-Cal is a health care program for needy residents of California. It provides access to a variety of medical services for those who are eligible.
CalFresh is a nutrition program that supplements a low-income family's food budget in order to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition. CalFresh can only be used to purchase food items and beneficiaries receive benefits electronically on a Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
The Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows a parent or person with lawful custody to surrender a baby confidentially, without fear of arrest or prosecution for child abandonment. A parent has up to 14 days from the time of surrender to reclaim their baby.
Tribal TANF - Tribal TANF offers financial assistance to Native families residing in the Stanislaus County. Eligibility is limited to families with at least one child (biological, step, adopted, foster, or relative) under age 19 (if still attending high school) where at least one member of the assistance unit is a member of a federally recognized tribe, Alaska Native, member of the California Judgement rolls or of lineal descent.
Welfare-To-Work is a program developed to help CalWORKs (cash aid) customers find and keep a job. We can also help pay job expenses so you can continue working, worry free. We may even be able to help you get job training to help you upgrade to a higher paying job that will lead to more money for your family.
CSA works with the people of Stanislaus County to help with a safe place to live, access to food, health care, and opportunities to work.
Our Mission is to serve the community by protecting children and adults, and assisting families towards independence and self-sufficiency.
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