Welfare to Work Programs ( TANF Recipients )
The Welfare-To-Work program is restricted to:
TANF recipients who are a long-term welfare recipients, (30 months, not necessarily consecutive) or who face termination within 12 months;
or the non-custodial parent of minors where the custodial parent is one of the above;
and who face barriers to employment including:
No high school diploma or GED;
low reading and math ability;
Substance abuse treatment needed and/or
Poor work History
Welfare-To-Work programs for TANF recipients include employment services such as job readiness, job placement, on-the-job training, vendor voucher training, vocational training, and/or work experience. Services also may include basic education skills; child care subsidies; ESL; mentoring, in either job skills or life skills; substance abuse services; support services; and transportation assistance.
Opportunities for community service may be available for people who are unable to find work experience through the normal welfare-to-work channels. Agencies that provide Individual Development Accounts set up a monetary plan to save a portion of the person's work income to be used for a large expenditure such as a rental deposit, tuition payment, business capital or other goals necessary for self-sufficiency. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call for information. Clients are referred to the nearest employment services provider by their DPSS/GAIN case worker. Clients who are eligible for TANF, but not currently enrolled are referred to the nearest GAIN office for assessment and enrollment. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Tuition is $46 per unit. There are additional fees for some classes. Low income students can apply for a waiver for lower fees per semester.
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Lancaster , CA 93536 (Physical)Get directions
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(661) 722-6300 (661) 722-6504 (Admissions/Records)
(661) 722-6326 (CalWORKs) (661) 722-6360 (Disabled Student Services) (661) 722-6358 (Job Placement Center) (661) 722-6331 (Information and Welcome Center)