“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”

– T.M. Kennedy


CCWRO will provide individual office training free of charge upon request and based upon availability of time. Please contact CCWRO if your office wants training in any aspect of public assistance.

Information Services

Publications: Public Assistance Table, New Welfare News Bulletin. We will provide an immediate response to questions from legal services programs regarding public benefit programs, laws, and regulations.


By telephone, appointment (in person), e-mail, and mail. CCWRO staff is available for consultation Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CCWRO responds to all telephone calls/e-mails immediately, but no later than the next working day.


CCWRO provides consultation, and co-counseling on issues relating to public benefit programs, such as: Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) aka CalWORKS, Food Stamps, General Assistance, SSI, Child Care and the Welfare Employment Programs.

Latest Welfare News

CalSAWS – County Only System – Not for Californians and not for CDSS

In 2024 CalSAWS has again made it crystal clear – this is a system for the counties only. At the 01-10-2024 CalSAWS CalWORKs/CalFresh Committee meeting the 10-9-23 CDSS CalFresh Division CalSAWS Enhancement Request (CER) CA-269077 to Automated Appointments Including Compliance with Expedited Service Timeframes that “…proposed recommendation automates scheduling of the intake interview appointment that…

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The 2024-2025 CalWORKs Budget Cuts

SFY 24-25 CalWORKs Budget SFY 24-25 Funds Available for CalWORKs$10.3 billionSFY 24-25 CalWORKs Funds for Payments to Families and Children$4.3 billionSFY 24-25 CalWORKs  Funds for Non-CalWORKs Programs$3.2 billion The 2024-2025 State Budget released by the Governor did not cut any program except for CalWORKs.  Most of the “budget savings” were in the form of “delays”…

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