A knowledgeable resource


“The mother of a two year old boy came in to apply for MediCal. After reviewing income, the staff person working with her noticed that her family might be also eligible for CalFresh. We explained how the program works and its requirements. The mother was uncertain, stating that she is in the process of becoming a legal resident in the United States and was concerned about raising red flags that might delay her applications. Our staff gave her a Public Charge fact sheet and some time to read it. She thought about it for a day and then came back to apply for CalFresh. The application was submitted with all required documents, and a phone interview was completed by a caseworker from Dept. of Employment & Social Services three days after application was received. The son was found eligible for $135 / month in benefits and the mother is very thankful!”