Identifying solutions


“During April, we served many families with free income tax preparation assistance. Part of our intake process is to ask about awareness of and participation in CalFresh and other family assistance programs. Toward the end she asked if they needed assistance with any of the other programs and learned they also were interested in applying for CalFresh. Our staff made a CalFresh appointment for later that week and the family is now enrolled in and receiving $212/month in CalFresh benefits. The CRS who helped prepare the tax return also learned that the family’s 6-year-old daughter had been sleeping in a crib due to not having a bed. One of our partner agencies was able to replace the crib with a full size bed.”