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Public Benefits

Western Center believes all Californians are entitled to a strong safety net.  We aim to ensure that:

  • The public safety net is actually available when needed
  • People struggling to gain independence from welfare actually receive the supportive services the law affords them
  • The voice of poor people is heard in the policy debates that affect their lives

We focus on CalWORKs, CalFresh, SSI and General Relief, the critical programs that serve millions of Californians.