County of Alameda, CA
County of Alameda, CA

Public Assistance

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2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information, and critical health and human services. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multi-lingual capabilities. If you are outside Alameda County, call (888) 886-9660. Learn more...

Financial

  • CalFresh
    CalFresh is the new name for California's Food Stamp Program. CalFresh is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides assistance for households to purchase nutritious food. The program uses an easy credit card format called Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) to purchase food at retail stores and farmers markets.
  • Cash Assistance for Immigrants
  • Direct Deposit
    Direct deposit means your monthly cash aid check will be deposited into your checking or savings account instead of mailed to you.
  • Electronic Benefit Transfers (EBT)
    EBT, a.k.a Golden State Advantage Card, is an electronic system that automates the delivery, redemption, and reconciliation of issued public assistance benefits.
  • Families With Children
    CalWORKs is an employment-based program that requires employable adults to participate in work-related activities to receive aid. CalWORKs encourages people to view aid as temporary help in time of crisis rather than a way of life.
  • General Assistance Regulations
  • Refugee Assistance
    Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) program is for newly-arrived refugees who are single and families without children.
  • Single Adults
  • Supplemental Security Income

Medical & Health

Welfare Fraud

Hotlines

2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information, and critical health and human services.

Welfare Fraud
888.991.8477

Web Resources

  • Benefits.gov Opens in new window

    The official benefits website of the U.S. government.