Workforce and Benefits Administration
Who We Are
The Alameda County Social Services Agency - Department of Workforce and Benefits Administration's mission is to empower individuals and families to enhance their overall quality of life through comprehensive supportive services with a knowledgeable and compassionate workforce and community partnerships.
Assistant Agency Director
Programs and Initiatives
- CalWORKs — Temporary assistance for families with children and expectant mothers.
- General Assistance — Cash assistance for low or no income adults without dependent children and emancipated minors.
- Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) — Financial Assistance for newly-arrived refugees without dependent children.
- Refugee Supportive Services — Employment services, language training and help with social adjustment.
- Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) — Financial assistance for aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens.
- CalFresh — Assistance for individuals and families to purchase nutritious food.
- Medi-Cal — California's health insurance program for eligible low-income individuals and families.
- Welfare-to-Work — The Welfare-to-Work (WTW) program is the employment and training component of the CalWORKs program.
- CalFresh Employment & Training — Job training, job placement, and educational opportunities for CalFresh recipients.
- CalLearn — Services for pregnant and parenting teens to help them to graduate from high school or obtain the equivalent degree.
- SSI Advocacy — Assistance with the SSI, SSDI, and/or CAPI application for low or no income aged, blind, and disabled people.
- CalWORKs Housing Assistance — Assistance with permanent and temporary housing, eviction prevention, and case management for CalWORKs clients.
- Emergency Shelters & Hotel Vouchers — Temporary housing assistance for homeless individuals.
- Housing & Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP) — Services for disabled General Assistance (GA) individuals recipients who are experiencing homelessness.
- CalWORKs Stage One Child Care — Child care services for current and former California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) recipients.
- CalWORKs Domestic Abuse Services — Services for CalWORKs applicants and recipients who are past or present survivors of domestic abuse.
- Trafficking Crime Victims Assistance Program (TCVAP) — Provides services to assist eligible non-citizen victims of trafficking and domestic violence.
- CalWORKs Starting Out Strong Program — One-to-one parenting support for new and expectant CalWORKs parents.
Office of Public Affairs and Community Relations
Advises department executives and the Agency Director on all aspects of media relations and communications issues. The Office also informs the community about the Agency’s operations and activities, including key initiatives and legal mandates.