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Department of Public Social Services' CalWORKs Program provides temporary financial assistance and employment services to eligible families with minor children. Eligible families may receive cash aid, Medi-Cal benefits and food stamps.  Most parents receiving CalWORKs aid are required to participate in a comprehensive welfare-to-work programentitled "Greater Avenues For Independence", commonly referred to as GAIN.

When needed, CalWORKs participants may receive specialized supportive services which include mental health, substance abuse and/or domestic violence treatment services.  Twenty-two Department of Mental Health directly-operated clinics and thirty contracted mental health agencies are authorized to provide CalWORKs mental health supportive services to eligible CalWORKs participants.  CalWORKs mental health supportive services differ from traditional outpatient treatment as the focus of treatment is specifically designed to remove mental health barriers to employment.  The long term goal of treatment is employment and self-sufficiency, and the emphasis in the therapeutic process is on managing the symptoms and functional impairments identified as preventing the client from working.

DMH CalWORKs Program Administration is responsible for monitoring the fidelity of the CalWORKs mental health program in the clinics and agencies county-wide.

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CalWORKs Mission Statement

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Program Goals and Objectives

CalWORKs Administrative Staff List
 

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Need assistance accessing an Adult Full Service Partnership Program Services? The following is a listing of Service Area (SA) Navigators who can assist you:

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Adult Full Service Partnership:

For questions about final authorizations for enrollment in an Adult Full Service Partnership Program please contact:

Monju Shome
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Countywide Program Head:
Kalene Gilbert, L.C.S.W
Phone: (213( 738-4620
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Program:

For questions about Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Program please contact:

Natalie Franco
Psychiatric Social Worker II
Phone: (213) 738 - 6153
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Monju Shome
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Countywide Program Head:
Kalene Gilbert, L.C.S.W
Phone: (213( 738-4620
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Adult Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Guidelines

Wellness and Client-Run Centers

For questions about Wellness Centers and Client-Run Centers please contact:

Emy Bojan
Mental Health Coordinator I
Phone: (213) 738 - 2744
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Monju Shome
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Countywide Program Head:
Kalene Gilbert, L.C.S.W
Phone: (213( 738-4620
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Veteran's Mental Health Programs

Homeless Outreach Coordinator

Chris Tower
Mental Health Services Coordinator
Phone: (213) 351-7208
Fax: (213) 381-5497

Countywide Program Head:
Carl McKnight, Psy, D.
Phone: (213) 351-2901
Fax: (213) 381-5497

Prevention and Early Intervention Services

Implementation & Suicide Prevention

Urmi Patel, Psy, D.
Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (213) 351-7206
Fax: (213) 381 - 5497

Countywide Program Head:
Carl McKnight, Psy, D.
Phone: (213) 351-2901
Fax: (213) 381-5497