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We are looking for people who genuinely care about our community and its members. Careers with the Department of Social Services gives you the opportunity to:

  • Provide essential resources to low-income families such as health insurance, nutrition, and temporary financial assistance.
  • Protect children and vulnerable adults through child protective services and adult protective services
  • Assist community members with building skills for employment.
  • Assist individuals with disabilities remain independent in their home and community.
  • Serve Veterans by supporting their access earned benefits.
  • Provide clerical, administrative, human resources or information systems support for successful delivery of services.

Current career opportunities can be found at:
MCDSS Human Resources | Merit Systems | Monterey County Job Opportunities

For more information on open or future recruitments:
call 831-796-1534 or call our 24-hour toll free job line @ 1-877-796-1503.



Provides a legal place for residents sleeping in their vehicles to park overnight between the hours of 7pm and 7am every day, including weekends and holidays. Intake assessment and program participation required before being issued a permit to park. Contact Monterey County Safe Parking Program Social Worker at (831) 204-0230 or email: for more information about program requirements and to schedule an assessment meeting.
Click here for more information.

C4YourselfAPPLY FOR AID ONLINE or en Español

C4Yourself ® is an online application system that allows you to apply for benefits. This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe.

  • You can apply for Cash Aid, CalFresh and Medi-Cal
  • After you apply online you can:
    • Check the status of your application
    • See your worker name and phone number
    • See your current benefit amount(s)
    • Get and print your Semi-annual report forms
    • Renew or Recertify your application
    • Get messages from your worker
    • Get a fax or mail-in coversheet to send information to your worker
  • Obtain basic information about Cash Aid, CalFresh and Medi-Cal
  • Obtain office closure information
  • See important announcements

Save time, reduce calls to your worker, reduce visits to the office, do it yourself at: | en Español


Monterey County CB CARE Center
The Department of Social Services has changed the process of assisting active CalFresh (Food Stamps) and Medi-Cal customers. Just call 1-877-410-8823 and a worker will be available to assist you over the phone.

Monterey County CB CARE Center
1-877-410-8823 CALL TOLL FREE
Business hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Automated self-service available after hours

For New Benefits Applications
To complete CalFresh and Medi-Cal applications online visit the following link:


HRCCommunity Action PartnershipCalWORKs Housing Support Program (HSP)

Finding affordable housing is a significant barrier for many struggling families in our community. They cannot begin to deal with other challenges in their lives, such as finding a job to provide food and basic necessities for their children when they don’t have a safe, stable home. The CalWORKs Housing Support Program allows us to meet a homeless family’s immediate need for housing, giving them an opportunity to start rebuilding their lives.

In Monterey County the demand exceeds the available resources. There are several families waiting for housing support and the list grows each day. The Program has served 650 families, including 1300+ children.

For additional information about the Housing Support Program click the following link:
Learn more about Monterey County HSP


AAACommunity Responses to Elder Care Symposium

This is a major event and the first of its kind in our county for inviting the public to help plan for and address the needs of our growing aging population and support for caregivers.
This interactive and educational event is for citizen problem-solvers to address the needs of the elderly and those in the community, especially the family members who care for them.
This event will be held at:
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street, Monterey Ca.
September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, please visit:
Click on the following links to view the flyers:
English Flyer
Spanish Flyer


eldercareAAASenior Information, Referral & Assistance (I,R&A)

For Information, Referral and Assistance with senior services call 1-800-510-2020 our social work staff are available to answer your questions.
Click here to view the Aging & Disability Services Resource Guide
For nationwide senior service Information, Referral & Assistance call the Eldercare Locator at 1- 800-677-1116 or visit their website at


Family to FamilyBecome a Foster Parent - Every child deserves a family.

Right now foster children all over the Central Coast are waiting for a home and new Foster Families are always needed.

Now being a foster family just got a lot easier.

Caring Foster Businesses like these are offering reward programs to all existing and new foster families…

Contact us at 1-800-850-0006 or (831) 755-4475

IHSSREVAIn Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Provider Enrollment & Orientation

REVA stands for Registration Enrollment Video Appointment an internet based system for enrolling new IHSS home care providers. REVA gives providers an easy way to enroll online, to fill out a provider information form, and to watch the State required orientation videos. Once online, you can schedule an appointment to come into the IHSS office to sign required documents. For instructions click the following link: Enrollment Instructions


MC-CHOICEWhat MC-CHOICE can do for you!

Outreach workers will help families enroll in Medi-Cal and CalFresh programs. Click the MC Choice logo or Calendar link below to view dates and locations near you. | Calendar

211Call 2-1-1 or text your Monterey zip code to 898211

For quick and accurate information and referrals to local resources. Service available 24/7, in English, Spanish or 180 other languages.

Food, housing, counseling, financial assistance, senior services, immigration resources and more.

2-1-1 Monterey County is a service of United Way Monterey County in partnership with local nonprofits, government offices, and private foundations.

Community Action PartnershipCommunity Action Partnership (CAP)


Are you looking for a way to contribute as a volunteer? The Community Action Commission is recruiting volunteers to fill a vacancy on our Commission!

Community Action Commission: The Community Action Commission advises the Board of Supervisors on issues related to poverty in Monterey County, and administers funding related to services for low-income people. Members represent the public, private, and low-income segments of the community, and reflect the race, economic status and gender of the community.

Please submit your Application to Teresa Pureco at

Community Action Partnership (CAP)

Community Action PartnershipCommunity Action Partnership (CAP)

The Homeless Services Resource Guide for resources and contact information regarding homeless services in Monterey County is now available.
Click the following link: Homeless Services Resource Guide

The CAP Service Directory for resources and contact information regarding services for the low-income population of Monterey County is now available.
Click the following link: CAP Service Directory

Community Action Partnership (CAP)

Fraud PreventionFraud Prevention

The public is encouraged to contact the District Attorney's fraud prevention hotline to report suspicion of fraud or misuse of public benefits.

Fraud Prevention Hotline 831-755-3224

211Child Support Services

The mission of Child Support Services is to enhance the well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of families by providing professional services to locate parents, establish paternity and establish and enforce orders for financial and medical support. Every child deserves love and support from both parents and we’re here to help.
Phone: (866) 901-3212

Central Coast Energy ServicesCentral Coast Energy Services


Programs are offered free of cost for low-income homeowners and renters, including those who occupy mobile homes.

To apply click the following link. Free Services

Covered CaliforniaCovered California

The Health Insurance Marketplace
Covered California is the health insurance marketplace implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California. Legal residents of the state of California who do not have health insurance from their employer or another government program can purchase health insurance through Covered California. For more information about Covered California or to apply for benefits, click the link below.

Secretary of State Online Voter Registration

Californians can register to vote online.

Click the button below to access the Secretary of State 'Elections and Voter Information' webpage.

Secretary of State - Voting In California

Click the button below to access the California Online Voter Registration.

Secretary of State - Register to Vote


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