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State mandated safety requirements have changed the way emergency sheltering is implemented. Read about some of those changes here:
Emergency Sheltering During COVID-19
Letter from Director: COVID-19 Shelter Update
Carta de la Directora: Actualizaciones de Refugio COVID-19
Return to Worksite-COVID-19 Protocol
During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medi-Cal beneficiaries have stayed enrolled in the program. If your contact information has changed, please update it today online at www.benefitscal.com or by contacting us at (707) 995-4200. This may help you keep your Medi-Cal coverage after the COVID-19 PHE ends.
Access to benefits simplified. Apply Online with BenefitsCal!
Apply for Cash Assistance, CalFresh and Medical programs! BenefitsCals an online application system that allows you to apply for benefits. This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe.
To start a CalFresh application, all we need is your name, address, and signature. If you are applying for CalFresh, we will screen your application for expedited services and, if eligible, benefits will issue within three days of the date we receive your signed application.
Visit the www.benefitscal.org page
Safely Surrendered Baby Law
The Safely Surrendered Baby Law provides a safe alternative to abandonment of a new born baby. The intent of the law is to provide freedom from prosecution and maintenance of confidentiality for the individual safely surrendering a baby within 72 hours of birth at a designated safe surrender site.
A New statewide toll-free hotline (1-877-BABYSAF) or (1-877-222-9723), provide safe surrender site locations throughout the state. In addition to the hotline the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) also offers safely surrendered baby publications that provide information about the law. These materials, as well as additional information about the law, may be accesses at their website at www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/safely-surrender-baby.
The express web address is: https://www.ssa.gov/ssaexpress/index.html
The social security phone scam/fraud web address is: https://oig.ssa.gov/
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