Due to developments concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19), the CalWORKs office is closed but we will continue to provide counseling appointments remotely for students through phone calls and/or Zoom video conferencing. Please submit an Appointment Request below.
Student Services Building, SS220
Phone number: (805) 316-0388 This is a Google Voice phone number that will forward to staff cell phones while the California Safer at Home order is in place.
Virtual Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am to 2:00pm
*Rio Hondo College is closed due to the Safer at Home order. This includes the CalWORKs office.
Rio Hondo College CalWORKs Mission
The mission of the Rio Hondo College CalWORKs Program is to empower low-income parenting students receiving cash-aid from the State of California to transition into the workforce and achieve economic self-sufficiency. We achieve this through student services, resources, and assistance with their cash-aid requirements that allow students to complete their educational goals.
CalWORKs Statewide Mission
To view information about all CalWORKs policy and guidelines, click here!
The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is a time-limited program that provides financial assistance to eligible needy families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care, and other necessary expenses.
Generally, families are eligible to receive cash aid and services when:
- The eligible children are deprived of parental support or care due to:
- Unemployment/underemployment; or
- Continued absence of one or both parents.
- A needy or non-needy caretaker provides care for foster children.