In addition to programs and services offered by California’s United Ways, other health, education and income support programs are available for low-income families.
Benefitscal.org helps connect families to Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks and other state programs. Simply select your county of residence to begin your application process.
Low-Cost Internet/Computer Access
The GET CONNECTED program connects low-income families to affordable Internet options, computer access and more.
Formerly known as Food Stamps, CalFresh is the state’s Supplemental Assistance Nutritional Program (SNAP) that provides monthly benefits for assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.
California’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, CalWorks provides cash aid and services to eligible needy California families.
California Head Start
Head Start provides comprehensive developmental services for low-income children from birth to entry into elementary school.
Covered California connects families, individuals and young adults to affordable health coverage.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP provides assistance to eligible low-income households to manage and meet their immediate home heating and/or cooling needs.
United Way is proud to offer MyFreeTaxes, a service to help families earning less than $66,000 file their federal and state taxes online free of charge.
School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast Program is a federally funded program that assists schools and other agencies in providing nutritious breakfasts to children at reasonable prices.
Special Milk Program
The Special Milk Program is a federally funded program that assists schools and other agencies in providing milk to children at reasonable prices.
Summer Food Service
The Summer Food service program is a federally funded program that provides meal programs for children from low-income areas during vacation and off-track periods.
Using an Internet-On-The-Go mobile hotspot, TruConnect offers Internet access for low prices and provides free data with the purchase of mobile hotspots.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
WAP works to increase the energy efficiency of homes owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures such as heating and cooling bills, and improve the health and safety of families.
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children.