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 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.
Family Reunification is when your child(ren) have been removed by DCFS from your home. If your CalWORKs case was discontinued because your child(ren) were removed, you can still get services from DPSS that may help you get them back.
You may be eligible for Family Reunification services when:
Services may include:
You can apply for General Relief if you need financial assistance and choose to receive your Family Reunification services through GAIN.
Family Reunification services are limited to six months with the possibility of an extension to one year if you meet the program requirements.