Bank on California can help you get a free or low-cost checking account that you can use to save for the future, establish a credit history, and achieve your financial goals. You can even get your tax refund deposited directly into your account!
The California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) Program provides a 20 percent discount on monthly electric and natural gas bills for qualified low or fixed income households and housing facilities.
The California LifeLine Telephone Program provides low-income families with discounted home telephone service. Consumers can get unlimited local calls for less than $7 a month. Learn more HERE.
The California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (CLCA) provides an affordable liability only auto insurance option that meets the state’s financial responsibility laws for low-income good drivers. Click HERE to learn if you qualify.
TruConnect is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching millions of Americans where they live, work and play. TruConnect provides FREE mobile phones and service to qualified California LifeLine participants.
I Can Afford College is a statewide, financial aid awareness initiative sponsored by the California Community Colleges and the state of California.
CalFresh can provide eligible families with up to $300 per month to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.
The California Association of Food Banks is a network of organizations that work to “build a well-nourished California.” Find your local food bank HERE.
California Health Plus is a network of community based health centers that can provide you with in-person assistance for health care enrollment, preventive care services and other important health related resources. Click HERE to find a local clinic near you or call 855-899-PLUS.
California Coverage and Health Initiatives (CCHI) is a statewide association of community based outreach and enrollment organizations whose focus is helping children and families access affordable, quality health coverage and care. Click HERE to find help near you.
The ALL In Campaign is a statewide campaign to equip education leaders with the tools they need to connect families and individuals in the school, early learning, and after-school communities to health coverage and care.
Children Now is the leading non-partisan national, state and local research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving children’s overall well-being.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) connects job seekers and employers in an effort to build California’s economy. The Department also manages unemployment insurance, job fairs and workshops, and training services. Click HERE to find services near you.
The California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) is a statewide non-profit organization providing legal services and policy advocacy in pursuit of social justice for California’s rural poor.
FREE TAX PREPARATION:
Central California Legal Services represents the interests of low-income Californians living in the Central Valley. Its staff provides free tax preparation assistance to eligible individuals and families, as well as important services like assistance with health care enrollment care and Deferred Action applications. Learn more about available services HERE.
Local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs provide free assistance to year-round residents who need help completing simple federal and state income tax returns. The VITA program specializes in assisting disabled taxpayers, those with low to limited income, and non-English speaking taxpayers. Assistance is generally available from February 1st through April 15th. Click HERE or call toll free 1-800-906-9887 for more information.