The Department of Community Services is a government organization that provides assistance to residents of El Dorado and Alpine County, California. The non-profit offers support for a number of needs, all of which are focused on helping families overcome challenges and meet their basic needs. Some of the services they offer include food assistance, clothing, and housing. They also provide counseling and other resources to help families get back on their feet.
The programs offered by the government rely heavily on grants from both the federal government and the state of California. However, case managers will do their best to help those who are low income, seniors, or disabled. Below are the main resources available.
Financial support from Community Services
The federal government has created a utility bill assistance program to help those who need assistance with paying their electric bills. The government has a program to help low-income families pay for their winter heating and summer cooling costs.
Homeowners or renters may apply to have a grant credited to their electric utility accounts or they may receive financial aid to obtain propane, pellets, firewood, gas or heating oil. People who are seniors, have disabilities, or have young children are given priority. The residents of El Dorado and Alpine County are encouraged to use this service.
If you would like to make an appointment, please dial 530-573-3492. If you live in the Tahoe Basin, please call 530-573-3492 for assistance. If you have a HEAP application, please call 530-621-6150. This means that you will need to provide evidence of your income and other financial information to support your application.
The WIC program provides free vouchers for formula, food, and other necessities for eligible families. This resource is a government-funded nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and young children (up to the age of 5 years old). It is important for children to have a balanced diet so that they can stay healthy now and in the future. In South Lake Tahoe, please dial (530) 573-3491. For information on WIC in Placerville, please call (530) 621-6176. This program is also offered in different locations in California, such as Somerset, El Dorado Hills, Georgetown, Pollock Pines and Markleeville.
The WIC program provides low-income families with vouchers or checks that can be used to purchase certain nutritious foods, including eggs, milk, fruits and vegetables, juice, cereal, cheese, whole grain foods, and dry beans and peanut butter. These items are known as add-ons.For example, you might be able to buy insurance with your flight ticket
The program not only offers health and nutrition education to help participants become more physically active and eat better, but also encourages them to do so. The WIC staff are trained to help and give information about health care providers, clinics, benefits such as CalFresh, and other community services that participants might need.
The El Dorado County Department of Community Services offers a free service for people who are struggling to pay their utility bills. This service provides assistance and advice on how to reduce utility costs. It is a process called weatherization that can help save money for both renters and homeowners.
The government provides financial assistance to low-income homeowners and renters in El Dorado and nearby Counties. The Weatherization Program helps people save money on their energy bills by providing free improvements to their homes that make them more energy efficient.
Other services that can help you save energy in your home include caulking your doors and windows, adding insulation to your attic, getting a free water heater blanket, and repairing your heating and cooling system. The services provided by El Dorado County are available to all residents who are working and have low incomes. These residents must meet the eligibility requirements to receive the services.
The main purpose of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is to help low income people afford a place to live. The program does this by providing subsidies and rental assistance. There are similar services for people with disabilities as well. It also offers them the ability to choose where they want to live.
Qualified participants can choose to live in rental units from apartments, homes, mobile homes, and from the private market located within El Dorado County. tenants usually pay about 30% of their income towards rent The Housing Authority will pay the difference to the landlord if the tenant is found to be qualified, up to a certain amount.
El Dorado County Department of Community Services also offers a loan program to help low income households with home repairs. The money will be used to improve safety in the workplace and to make sure the workplace meets the code requirements.
There are loans available to homeowners in El Dorado County that either have zero interest or are forgivable. The county has provided funding for this project from various sources, including the HOME Investment Partnership, the Community Development Block Grant Program, and also the county’s revolving loan fund. There are income restrictions for this program, you must own the home, and it must be in need of approved repairs. You may be able to borrow up to $40,000 at a very low interest rate.
The amount of money owed for the loan can be changed depending on the person’s financial status. The improvements paid for can also be used to repair and replace worn-out or damaged parts of the house, like the roofing and foundations, or to make the home more energy-efficient by upgrading plumbing and electrical systems, or replacing heating/air conditioning units. Other possible modifications include eliminating termites and other pests, or making the home safe for people with allergies or other health conditions. Financing and loans are available to eligible participants on a first-come first-served basis until funding runs out.
The First Time Homebuyer Loan Program helps people in the region finance their first home. This is a service provided by the El Dorado County Department of Community Services that helps low to moderate income residents. This service provides second mortgage loans at an affordable price to eligible homebuyers who wish to purchase a residence located in the unincorporated areas of El Dorado County. The Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs are providing funding for this program.
Medi-Cal is a program in California that provides medical assistance to people with low incomes. It is a form of insurance that helps people pay for medical and dental care. The government provides financial support for this. This public health insurance program provides health care services for low-income persons, including families with children, disabled / handicapped persons, the elderly, uninsured, pregnant women, and low income individuals that have specific diseases.
The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) is a health care program that provides essential health care services to homeless adults who are not eligible for assistance through the Medi-Cal Program. This means that the client may not have enough money to pay for medical bills and still meet their basic needs.
The regional County General Assistance Program helps low-income and homeless individuals by giving them money that they have to repay. The organization will provide grants or loans to help people in need with basic needs such as vouchers for shelter, personal needs, utilities, rent and transportation. You can also pay for other expenses.
Some loans have low interest rates and can be used to pay for things like rent or other bills. There are four parts to this program: assistance for the unemployed, non-resident persons who are in need of transportation to return to their place of residence, the disabled, and the elderly.
CalWorks is a program in Alpine and El Dorado County that provides temporary financial assistance to families in need. This program provides families with children with financial aid and cash grants for a limited amount of time.
CalWORKs participants may be eligible for financial aid, including Medi-Cal and CalFresh (Food Stamp) benefits. The amount of money given as aid is based on the number of people in the family and how much money they make altogether.
The CalWORKs programs provides financial assistance to families with eligible children who are deprived due to the absence, disability, or death of a parent. If one parent loses their job, this can help the family to still maintain some stability. This financial aid is also available to relatives who are taking care of a child who is receiving benefits from the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment Program or who is in Foster Care.
The total amount of a family’s monthly cash payment is based on several factors, like the number of people in the family who qualify for assistance, and if any of them have any special needs.
The El Dorado County Department of Community Services runs the Food Stamp – CalFresh Program, which is a government-funded program that helps low-income individuals buy the food they need to stay healthy. For most households in Alpine and El Dorado, CalFresh is a minor contribution to their food budget. In addition to their CalFresh benefits, clients must also use some of their own money to buy enough food for a month.
Employment and self-sufficiency services
One Stop Americas Job Center of California is a place where people can go to find a job. A quality service for job seekers is provided by both the public and private sectors in El Dorado and Alpine County.
You can use these services without having to pay for them. The goal of Connections – One Stop Americas Job Center of California is to help businesses be more productive and to connect local employers with people who are looking for work. The staff at the centers can help with job training and any workforce-related issues.
The Workforce Investment Act, which is funded by the government, offers a variety of workforce development activities for job seekers or those who want to learn new skills. Activities offered by workforce development can help people who are looking for work, youth, those who have been laid off, incumbent workers, veterans, disabled persons and even local employers.
The activities of the Department of Community Services are designed to help participants find employment, keep their jobs, and earn more money. They also aim to improve participants’ skills.
This refers to a program that helps adults and people who have lost their jobs due to no fault of their own. The goal of this mission is to help people in Alpine and other counties get and keep jobs by providing training and technical assistance.
The Youth Services Program helps young people aged 21 and under to get ready for work, further education, or training. Services offered include help with finding a job, preparing for interviews, and writing resumes. The program is offered at no charge to the business. The Rapid Response Program is available to assist businesses and workers affected by layoffs. The program provides services to help businesses avoid layoffs and aid workers in returning to the workforce. There is no charge for this program.
If you need help, there are centers you can call for more information or to apply for help.
The Placerville office is located on Briw Road at 95667. The phone number to dial for this office is (530) 642-4850.
The South Lake Tahoe Office is located at 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. The office can be contacted by calling (530) 573-4330.
The address is 801 Vernon Street, Roseville, California 95678 and the main telephone number is (916) 782-3443.