Who can benefit from this program?

CalWORKS helps families and children get the support and assistance they need during tough economic times.

If you are:
  • A family with a child or children under the age of 18
  • A pregnant woman in her last trimester
  • A pregnant teen




*You may be eligible to receive CalWORKS benefits if you meet income, resource, and family composition guidelines.


What do I need to apply?

To make your application process easier, please have the following ready:

  • Identification – Driver's license, California ID card, passport, birth certificates for the children in your family
  • Proof of residency – Rent or mortgage receipt or utility bill
  • Proof of income – Pay stubs, Social Security award letter, child support and alimony, unemployment/disability stubs, or veterans benefits
  • Resources – Checking and savings account statements, savings bonds, stock certificates, or retirement accounts

What else should I know?

If you are looking for a job, our staff can train you in job search skills and link you to support services for your children. Once you find a job, CalWORKS can provide you transportation and child care assistance.












Other questions?

  • Call 211 to connect with community services for food, shelter, job services, child care, senior services, counseling and much, much more. To use the services just dial “211.”
  • For employment services and training, visit our PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Career Centers – www.peninsulaworks.org.
  • For emergency food and to apply for CalFresh (food stamps): San Mateo County Food Connection 1-800-934-3663

The information on this page is for reference only. Speak to a staff person for the most up-to-date information.