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Department of Employment and Benefit Services., North County District Office

Human Services

Department of Employment and Benefit Services., North County District Office

Santa Clara County Social Services Agency

Public assistance programs for Calworks, Medi-Cal, Food Stamps and Refugee Cash Assistance.


CalWORKs is the name in California for the federal cash assistance Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program. It is a time-limited public assistance program to help meet the needs of families and/or children when the child is deprived of parental support because one or both of the child's parents are absent, deceased, incapacitated or unemployed. The program helps parents prepare for work and find jobs. Its goal is to strengthen the access of low-income parents to the resources necessary to support their children and become self-sufficient by providing employment and supportive services including child care, transportation, payment for work- or training-related expenses, job referral, retention and advancement assistance. Income and resource limits must be met to be eligible. The Food Stamp Program is for low-income and public assistance households that meet an established-need standard for Food Stamp eligibility. SSI/SSP recipients are not eligible receive Food Stamps but elderly immigrants who receive CAPI are eligible for Food Stamps. The Medi-Cal program pays for health care for eligible and needy low-income residents of California: families meeting the CalWORKs deprivation criteria, pregnant women, children age 21 or under, refugees in their first eight months of residence in the U.S., severely disabled persons and persons age 65 or over. The Refugee Resettlement Program and Refugee Cash Assistance program provides cash and medical assistance and funds for refugees. It also funds employment and training services. Refugee families with children who meet the income and property limits may be eligible for CalWORKs. Adult refugees without children may be eligible to receive Refugee Cash Assistance during their first eight months of residence in the U.S.


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CALTRAIN, VTA stop within 1 block.
100 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043 37.3966257 -122.0776193 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair





Low-income individuals and families with dependent children


Vary according to program

How to Apply:

Call for information or walk in.

Service Wait Estimate:


Service Areas:

  • Cupertino
  • Los Altos
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • Sunnyvale