CalWORKs Employment Services

CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) provides temporary cash aid and employment services to needy families with children. The program offers supportive services, including child care, transportation and other services necessary for a successful transition from welfare to work.

CalWORKs Employment Services
1400 California Street, Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-5000

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Shasta County CalWORKs offers these services:

To remain eligible for these services, recipients of cash aid must participate in work or work-related activities, specified in an individual "Welfare-to-Work plan" that is developed with each client. For adults, there is a 48-month lifetime limit on eligibility for cash aid.

When applying for CalWORKs cash assistance, residents can request an immediate need payment if they’re experiencing an emergency situation. The worker will evaluate whether they’re eligible for a cash assistance amount right away, which can be up to $200, or a referral to a community resource. Emergency situations include the following:

  • Lack of housing
  • Pending eviction
  • Lack of food
  • Utility shutoff notice
  • Transportation
  • Clothing needs
  • Other immediate health and safety issues



CalWORKs works!

Read some of our success stories here.


ADA Notice

The County of Shasta does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its buildings, facilities, programs, services or activities. The County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. Questions, complaints or requests for additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be forwarded to the County's ADA Coordinator:

Angela Davis, Director of Support Services
County of Shasta
1450 Court Street, Suite 348
Redding, CA 96001-1676
Phone: (530) 225-5515
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2922
Fax: (530) 225-5345

Individuals who need auxiliary aids and/or services for effective communication in the County's programs and services are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the affected department or ADA Coordinator. This notice is available in accessible alternate formats from the affected department or the ADA Coordinator.

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