Welfare to Work (WTW

Welfare to Work (WTW)

Participation in the Welfare-to-Work (WTW) Program is required for all employable CalWORKs recipients. The goal is to assist parents to obtain employment through job readiness and job search activities and other employment-directed activities. Supportive services, such as childcare, transportation payments and/or work related expenses, are available to those who participate in WTW.

In a single parent household, the parent with a child under the age of six must complete an average of 20 hours per week in WTW activities. If there are no children under the age of six, the single parent must complete an average of 30 hours per week in work activities. In a two-parent household, parents must complete an average of 35 hours per week in WTW activities. Participation hours may include employment, education, training and other approved WTW activities leading to self-sufficiency and designed to eliminate barriers to employment.

This program offers the following services:

  • Program Orientation and Appraisal
  • Family Stabilization Services
  • Adult Basic Education/GED Assessment
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Unpaid Work Experience
  • Subsidized Employment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Job Development Services
  • Job Search Services
  • Job Skills Training
  • Pregnant and Parenting Teen Services through the Cal-Learn Program
  • Supportive Services (child care, transportation, clothing, etc.)
  • Vocational Training
  • Other services as necessary for employment.