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Specialized Supportive Services

Once you enroll in CalWORKs and meet the welfare-to-work requirements, you may receive Domestic Violence services, treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, and other supportive services if needed.

Mental Health

Do you have:

  •     Feelings, fears or worries that stop you from doing things?
  •     Problems getting along with others?
  •     Thoughts of badly hurting yourself or others?
  •     Real emotional issues that continue to bother or upset you?

If you have feelings like this, you may be having a mental health issue.

Substance Use Disorder

Is Substance Use Disorder controlling your life?

  •     On a typical day, do you have one alcoholic drink or more?
  •     In the past year, have you had five or more alcoholic drinks on one     occasion?
  •     In the past year, have you used any drug that was not prescribed by     your doctor?
  •     Have you ever injected a drug for non-medical purposes?
  •     Is Substance Use Disorder a barrier to your finding or keeping a job?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, you may be dependent on alcohol or drugs.

Domestic Violence

What is domestic violence? 

  •     Hitting, slapping, punching, kicking, pushing, biting, using weapons
  •     Forced sexual activity
  •     Putting down, name calling, yelling, playing mind games
  •     Controlling of all your finances
  •     Threatening to harm their children, family members or pets, or call     authorities
  •     Stalking

If you have experienced any of the above forms of abuse caused in an intimate partner relationship, you may be a victim of domestic violence.

Other Supportive Services


Did you know that if you have a case with Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and are receiving CalWORKs, we may be able to help you?

There is a partnership between the DCFS and DPSS known as Linkages that can help you get the services you need to keep or get your child(ren) back.  Linkages offers three programs.  If you are receiving CalWORKs benefits and you are participating in Family Maintenance, Family Preservation, or Family Reunification Programs through DCFS, let your Eligibility or GAIN Worker know. Some of the services can be included in your Welfare-to-Work Plan.


The purpose of home visitation is to support positive health, development, and well-being outcomes for pregnant and parenting women, families, and infants born into poverty, expanding their future educational, economic, and financial capability opportunites, and improving the likelihood that they will exit poverty.

Allow us to support you in your parenting journey. 


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Hotline Numbers

Hotline Numbers:

  • To Report Child Abuse: 

Child Protection Hotline (800) 540-4000 or 911

Complaint (562) 908-8501










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If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993.

Family Stabilization

Are you or someone in your household experiencing a crisis situation that makes it hard to participate in Welfare-to-Work activities?

  • Homelessness or at risk of homelessness
  • Physical health issues
  • Child-related concerns
  • Court-related matters
  • Employment related needs

The Family Stabilization program may provide you with additional case support and services to help you during this difficult time.