Santa Clara County To Provide 500 Summer Jobs For At-Risk, Low-Income YouthUp to 500 paid internships and jobs will be available this summer to at-risk and low-income youth in Santa Clara County, county officials said.
California Bill Could Be First To Provide Diapers For Families On WelfareA California Assemblywoman drafted a bill for the CalWorks program that would give qualifying families $80 a month to spend on diapers for children under age 2.
More Details Emerging About California Health Care Exchange ProgramThe five-member Benefit Exchange Board is making key decisions in Sacramento to lay the groundwork for who qualifies for affordable health care coverage and how they can access those plans.
Protesters Rally Against Alameda County Budget CutsSeveral assistance programs took a beating from the budget Gov. Jerry Brown signed this week and Alameda County’s latest spending plan.
Governor’s Budget Threatens Social Services In Alameda CountyOfficials in Alameda County are warning residents social services will be severely cut if the governor's proposed budget is eventually passed by the legislature, affecting thousands of children, elderly and disabled.
California Subsidies For Low-Income Childcare RestoredThe state has the money to keep offering subsidies to help low-income families pay for childcare, Assembly Speaker John Perez said Friday.
Fight Over Child Care Funding Emblematic Of California State Budget BattleIf the political tug-of-war over funding for one program was any indication, it appeared unlikely that Democrats would sign off on any of Gov. Schwarzenegger's latest proposed budget cuts.
Judge Temporarily Delays Funding Cuts For CalWORKSFunding cuts that were scheduled to go in effect Monday to a state program that provides child care assistance to low-income families have been at least temporarily delayed.
Move To Restore Preschool Subsidy for Alameda County ParentsA plan is in the works to keep hundreds of low-income Alameda County children in preschool.