Low Income Resources In California

Low-Income Resources in California


Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs that operate throughout the state of California. Please contact us if you find any information missing or outdated.


CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net. CalFresh is federally mandated and in California, is state-supervised and county-operated.

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Phone Number: 1-877-847-3663


CalWORKs is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments.

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Head Start California

Head Start California is the premier advocacy organization for Head Start agencies throughout California. Head Start California advocates for its members at the federal, state and local county level ensuring that members speak with a unified voice about the challenges facing California’s most vulnerable families, and the Head Start community that serves them. By communicating with members, and creating opportunities for learning and connecting, members are increasingly engaged, unified and supported as they work to better serve their clients and communities.

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The School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program is a federally funded program which assists schools and other agencies in providing nutritious breakfasts to children at reasonable prices. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for overseeing the program nationally. In California, the program is administered by the California Department of Education.

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Phone: 800-952-5609

United Ways of California

United Ways of California improves the health, education and financial results for low-income children and families by enhancing and coordinating the advocacy and community impact work of California's United Ways. Throughout California, United Ways advance opportunities for low- and moderate-income people to lead successful lives by focusing on three priority areas:

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Additional Community Action Programs In California

List of Low-income Resources from United Ways of California - Other Resources

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