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Single Father Shares His CalFresh Success Story

September 25, 2023

For the first time in nearly 50 years, recipients of a federal nutrition program saw a noticeable jump in benefits. The increase in October 2021 helped families across the country put food on their table, just as pandemic-related benefits started to wind down for many struggling during the COVID-19 health crisis.

County of Santa Clara Resource Families Provide Lifeline to Those in Need

September 25, 2023

In effort to assist youth in need, the County of Santa Clara's Department of Family and Children's Services implemented a state program, the Resource Family Approval Program, to provide a much-needed home for those individuals. The program also allows for emergency placements with relatives and unrelated extended family members.

MedAssist Program Expansion Aims to Provide Financial Relief for Families

September 7, 2023

The County of Santa Clara’s MedAssist program has expanded its age and income qualifications, making the first-of-its-kind initiative available to even more people living in Santa Clara County. A family of four making up to $284,700 may how qualify for asthma inhalers, diabetes meds or EpiPen benefits.

The Importance of Affordable Housing

June 22, 2023

Whether it’s a medical emergency or car accident, many people are one incident away from losing their homes. Meet some of our county residents who know what that’s like and how they found their way back to stable housing through countywide efforts to end homelessness.