SRJC CalWORKs serves students raising a child (or children) under 18-years of age. The program helps families who do not have enough money for basic needs. The goal is to provide an education that improves family self-sufficiency and income sustainability. To achieve this goal, temporary assistance includes: Cash Aid, CalFresh (Food Stamps), Medi-Cal, job search support, and education expenses. The term "families" includes needy caretaker relatives of a foster child(ren).
To find out if you are eligible or for more information, explore these links and make an appointment at the office serving your location:
- Sonoma County at SonomaWORKs: http://sonomaworks.org
- Marin County: https://www.marinhhs.org/caxlworks
- For information on the Federal program funding CalWORKs, "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)": http://www.tanfprogram.com/tanf-application
SonomaWORKS and MarinWORKS refer applicants to the SRJC CalWORKs Program. Once CalWORKs receives the applicant’s paperwork, student support begins. Students can be referred for certificate or associate's degrees; to complete high school with a GED; or, as an ESL student (English as a Second Language). Once the referral paperwork is received, a CalWORKs staff member contacts the new student (or the new student can contact CalWORKs at 707-527-4766) to set up orientation, counseling and advising appointments.
- New students must enroll at SRJC and get a Student Identification Number (SID). Staff in the CalWORKs office can assist or click here to apply: https://admissions.santarosa.edu/apply
- Prior to meeting with an Education Counselor in the CalWORKs office, students take an English and math placement test (referred to as 'assessment'). To schedule: https://assessment.santarosa.edu/ or go in person to the Plover Building on the SRJC campus https://maps.santarosa.edu/plover-hall,
Any questions, please call the SRJC CalWORKs office at 707-527-4766, or stop on by. Our front desk team of students (see photo) is here to serve and answer questions.