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General Agency Information
Name:HSD Employment and Benefit Services
Alternate Name(s):County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department Benefit Services
Employment and Benefits Application Centers
Address:1020 Emeline Avenue, Bldg. B
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-4165
Toll Free:888-421-8080
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:Assistance Programs provide several benefits to low-income adults and families. Human Services Department staff work directly with clients to determine their eligibility for assistance and provide referrals for related services.

Watsonville location:
119 W. Beach St., Watsonville (831) 763-8500
Programs:Benefits Call Center serves individuals who are receiving assistance from CalFresh, Medi-Cal, Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, and CalWORKs.

CalFresh (Food Stamps) is a federal program that helps low-income people buy food they need for good health and nutrition.

CalWORKs Cash Aid assists parents with dependent children in finding employment, job training, skills development and child care costs during work or training hours.

CalWORKs Child Care Program helps eligible families pay for monthly child care as they move through their Welfare-to-Work activities towards employment and self-sufficiency.

Welfare-to-Work is an employment program that helps families receiving CalWORKs Cash Aid become self sufficient by providing job search assistance and job training opportunities.

The General Assistance Program is a County-funded loan program designed to assist adults in meeting their basic needs for housing, utilities, personal needs, and transportation.

Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program which provides health care services to low-income individuals including families with children, seniors (65 or older), individuals with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Call for Information
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:County Government
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Human Services Department County of Santa Cruz
Child Agencies:The Santa Cruz Neighborhood Career Center
Workforce Santa Cruz County Satellite Career Center at Capitola
Workforce Santa Cruz County Full Service Career Center at Watsonville
Subject Headings
 Food Stamps
Government Agencies
Physical Disabilities
TANF Applications
TANF Recipients
Temporary Financial Aid
This record last modified February 18, 2013