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Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more! Phone: 1-800-952-5626.
The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. Benefits Helpline: 1-877-847-3663.
Promotes the well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. To report child abuse or speak with a counselor, contact Childhelp: 1-800-422-4453.