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.