CalWORKs Employment Services administers Welfare-to-Work employment services to Marin County families receiving public assistance/cash aid or TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families). The goal of the program is to help families reach self-sufficiency and reduce or eliminate their need for cash assistance.
Services include comprehensive case management and job preparation services by professional employment development counselors. Participants receive individualized Welfare-to-Work plans that may include:
- Vocational assessment
- Mental health, substance abuse or domestic abuse evaluations
- Vocational training
- Educational activities
- Job search
- Identification of barriers to employment and counseling services to address barriers
- Supportive services such as child care, transportation assistance, clothing and tools
- Support to pregnant and parenting teens
Participants are referred directly by their Eligibility Workers to employment services.