Public Assistance

Important Notice – Aviso Importante

Important Notice on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Aviso Importante sobre la enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

UPDATE: COVID_19-CalFresh-Bump-CAFP-CFPA-WCLP-CWDA – More CalFresh on Your EBT Card in April & May – Click Here for more details.

COVID_19-CalFresh-Bump-CAFP-CFPA-WCLP-CWDA – Recibirá mas CalFresh en su tarjeta EBT en abril & mayo – Presione aquí para más detalles.

COVID-19 Emergency Allotment for CalFresh Recipients

Community Events

Caregiver Resource Flyer PDF

Click on the link for information regarding upcoming community events.

Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often referred to simply as the ACA, is a federal statute signed into law on March 23, 2010, designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans, provide new protections for people who have health insurance, improve the health of Americans, and improve the efficiency and quality of health care delivery. The ACA requires insurance plans to provide minimum essential benefits, including mental health and substance use disorder services, as well as preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs. [Read More…]


The goal of CalFresh is to assist low-income people and families purchase food they need for good health.  It is the nation’s first line of defense against hunger and the cornerstone of all federal nutrition assistance programs. [Read More…]

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Project (Proyecto de Asistencia para Inmigrantes Afectados por la Pandemia de la COVID-19)

CalFresh Application Instructions

C4 Yourself

Fresh Success Program


According to the united States Department of Labor, individuals without high school diplomas have the highest unemployment rates and the lowest paying jobs in the county.  The CalWORKs program Cal-Learn is specifically designed to encourage our youngest CalWORKs recipients to pursue or continue education as the first steps to self sufficiency. [Read More…]


The goal of CalWORKs is to provide cash assistance and services to eligible needy families, ultimately leading to sustainable self-reliance. [Read More…]

General Assistance

GA is a county funded temporary cash assistance program for unemployed single adults and couples who may not have dependent children and are not receiving other public assistance benefits including, Supplemental Security income (SSI) or unemployment benefits. Recipients not disabled must seek employment, and are required to repay county funds. [Read More…]

County Medical Services Program

The goal of County Medical Services Program (CMSP) Path 2 Health (P2H) is to provide affordable health care to low – income adults at no or limited cost. [Read More…]


The goal of Medi-Cal is to respond to the health care coverage needs growing number of uninsured individuals, and to address the need of supplemental coverage for individuals whose insurance premiums and deductibles are too costly. [Read More…]

USDA Food and Nutrition Service


Welfare Fraud Investigative Unit

The goal of the Welfare Fraud Investigative Unit is to safeguard public assistance funds at the county level through the prevention, detection, and investigation of welfare fraud and recovery of misspent funds. [Read More…]

Welfare-to-Work Program

The Welfare-to-Work Program serves CalWORKs recipients with the goal of self sufficiency through unsubsidized employment by providing individualized case management, supportive services, life skills training, and necessary employment and training services. [Read More…]


Public Assistance Division

1111 San Felipe Road-Suite 206
Hollister, CA  95023

(831) 636-4180

Fax: (831) 637-9754

TDD/TTY:  (831) 634-4969


Mon-Fri  8AM – 5PM

Deputy Director

Cynthia Larca

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