Social Services Agency, United Way team up to host public assistance workshops

While there are numerous public assistance programs that can help with food, employment, healthcare and other services, vulnerable residents who are eligible for these benefits might not know about them — or know how to access them.

United Way graphicTo address this, Orange County United Way and the County of Orange Social Services Agency are hosting a series of virtual workshops with information about commonly-used benefits programs, including CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKS, General Relief and Emergency Child Care.

Open to the public, the sessions will cover what benefits are available, who is eligible and how to enroll, while debunking common myths. An English workshop will be offered June 16, followed by a Vietnamese workshop on June 18 and a Spanish workshop on June 23.

An additional workshop will cover similar topics for community-based organizations and other stakeholders on June 25.

More information, including registration instructions, can be found on this flyer.