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Help for Families

Your family is your top priority. We’re here to help! We work to stabilize Riverside County families that are struggling by providing access to food, housing, cash, childcare, and more. Here you can find access to Family Resource Centers and Crisis Prevention Services.

Adoption/Legal Guardianship

Every child deserves a stable, safe, and supportive family where they are loved and appreciated for their uniqueness. We want every child to grow up in a happy home, and we wish that this always meant they should stay with their biological families.

Child Care Assistance

Your kids are your priority. While you work to provide for your family, you need to peace of mind that your children are receiving quality care. If your family is receiving cash assistance, you may qualify for CalWORKs Child Care Assistance.

Adult Services

Older adults and those with disabilities deserve the freedom to live safely in the comfort of their own home. We believe in your right to dignity, to self-determination, and to live with as much independence as possible.

Family Resource Centers

Families who need support to thrive will find a variety of helpful services and resources at five Family Resources Centers in Riverside County. We partner with First 5 Riverside to support the centers and customers needing assistance.

CalFresh Food Assistance

CalFresh puts food-buying power into the hands of working-class households. With CalFresh, you can buy sufficient, healthy food to meet your household’s needs.

Housing Assistance

Safe housing is a basic human need. We want to help. If you are currently homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness, HomeConnect can help by providing access to available housing opportunities and resources in your community.

Cash Assistance (CalWORKs)

Helping you and your family be self-sufficient. CalWORKs is designed to give families with children a way to meet their basic living needs.


You are far from alone. If you need a listening ear or you are struggling with a mental health crisis, we are one phone call away. Call 2-1-1 for referrals for health and social services.

Domestic Violence Services

Do you wonder if you’re in an abusive relationship? If your partner makes you feel unsafe or afraid, we are here for you. If your partner has injured you or your children, we are here for you.

Find a Caregiver

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority recruits and provides training to both IHSS consumers and in-home care providers throughout the county. All at no cost to the IHSS consumer.

Foster Care Program

We are here to provide resource support and access to resources for foster parents, or resource parents, who need financial/medical assistance and training to care for a child.