The Community Services Block Grant enables Community Services and Employment Training, Inc. to help unemployed workers gain entrepreneurship skills and start their own small businesses.
Income assistance helps Marisol pay family bills, train for a job, and receive counseling for domestic violence.
Seven years ago, California/Nevada Community Action Partnership introduced its Community Action Sharing Hope – CASH campaign. Funded by the federal office of community services, it focuses on the successes of running tax VITA and referral sites and building coalitions.
I am the American Dream!
My name is Veronica, and I have such an immense gratitude for federal programs such as SNAP/Food Stamps and Medi-Cal.* I am ESPECIALLY grateful for the Federal Stimulus programs that finally got my family off…
My story began over 23 years ago, when I first walked into a WIC office, the mother of a little 2 year old boy and pregnant with my second baby, a little girl. We were not poor – my husband…
I became a single mom at the age of 16. I had one year of high school left, a small son to take care of, and had no idea about any of the federal assistance programs that were available to…
Indicators of poverty in California
Percentage of people living in poverty
Percentage of low-income people (200% of poverty or below)