• 11542 B Avenue
    Auburn, Placer
  • Phone 1
  • Toll-Free
  • Business Line

CalWORKs is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments.

The County of Placer has four CalWORKs offices: Rocklin, Carnelian Bay (Tahoe), and two in Auburn. Services available at each location differ. See detail below.

If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help. Families that apply and qualify for ongoing assistance receive money each month to help pay for housing, food and other necessary expenses.

The amount of a family‘s monthly assistance payment depends on a number of factors, including the number of people who are eligible and the special needs of any of those family members. The income of the family is considered in calculating the amount of cash aid the family receives.

Generally, services are available to:
  • Families that have a child(ren) in the home who has been deprived of parental support or care because of the absence, disability or death of either parent.
  • Families with a child(ren) when both parents are in the home but the principal earner is unemployed.
  • Needy caretaker relatives of a foster child(ren).
General California benefits info here.

Services available at each location
Auburn Office 1
- CalJobs computer on site
- Employment counseling and case management
- Job Club Services

Auburn Office 2
- Business Assistance
- Business Expansion Services
- Job Development Assistance
- Employee Retention Services
- On-The-Job Training Coordinator

- Case Management
- Employment Counseling
- Intake, Continuing TANF, Medi-Cal, Food Stamps

Tahoe (Carnelian Bay)
- Employment counseling and case management
- Job services, skills development, and job retention service