CalWORKs is a welfare to work program involving cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program provides CalWORKs students academic, personal, career and employment-related assistance.  In additional to providing consistent educational planning and counseling, we also help students navigate the community college system and provide to other on and off-campus services such as financial aid, work-study, job placement services or child care services.  These opportunities combined with an array of high-quality support services that enable students to complete their educational goals, find meaningful employment, and successfully transition into the workforce.  Through collaboration and advocacy with our college and community partners, we prepare a segment of California’s workforce by promoting the economic self-sufficiency of CalWORKs students through the attainment of a higher education.  

CalWorks staff is currently available via video chat. 

To live chat on your computer, follow these directions below to get started:

Have your college ID or state-issued ID card available.
Use Chrome or Firefox for your browser. See below for technical support.
Have your webcam ready.
Have your microphone or a headset with a mic ready.
When you see a green light on the page by the staff member, just click on "Knock on Door" to begin chat.
Log-in with your MyMendo username and password.

*All video chats are recorded. If students do not want video chats recorded, please let your counselor know before conducting the online couseling session. Please note: only students and counselors have access to their recorded video chats.*

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For more information contact:

Rochelle Fink
CalWORKs/TANF Outreach Specialist
(707) 467-1034