Live Well Center at Chula Vista

For more information phone 619-409-3120.

  • Monday through Friday (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

The South Region County Family Resource Center provides self-sufficiency services and determines eligibility for State and County funded programs like CalWORKs, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal and General Relief. CalWORKs provides financial support to needy families. Food Stamps supplement the income of individuals or family groups to purchase food. Medi-Cal is health care coverage to eligible children, youth and some adults. General Relief is financial assistance for indigent county residents. Recipients of General Relief are obligated to repay the funds they receive under this program.

The South Region's Welfare to Work Contractor, PCG, works with our staff to assist CalWORKs clients become more self-sufficient. PCG staff assists CalWORKs clients and provide employment preparation, job search assistance, job training referrals, career retention and advancement. 

Program Descriptions:

CalWORKs: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a Federal and State mandated County administered program.  CalWORKs provides temporary cash assistance to eligible families with minor children to move from dependency to self-sufficiency through employment. Payments are determined by family size, cooperation status, and any income received. Benefit levels are determined by the California Department of Social Services. CalWORKs is intended to transition people from welfare to work.

The South Region's Welfare to Work Contractor located at the South Region Live Well Center at Chula Vista, Public Consulting Group (PCG), engage CalWORKs customers in appropriate work and work-related activities to break barriers to sustain employment and assist them to become self-sufficient. CalWORKs customers are referred to PCG by a referral process. Existing clients may call (619) 270-4083 for assistance with their childcare needs.

CalFresh: CalFresh is a supplemental nutrition program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh helps support your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food. CalFresh benefits are accessed by using Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. An EBT card is used the same way you would use a debit or ATM card. Eligibility and the amount of CalFresh benefits issued depend on your household size, income and certain living expenses.

CAPI: Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants is a state-funded program for certain immigrants who are not eligible for the federally funded Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) program. Benefits are based on the SSI/SSP payment levels. The payment level is based on living situation, type of benefit (aged, blind, or disabled), and any income received.

Medi-Cal: Medi-Cal is health care coverage; beneficiaries either receive full-scope coverage or restricted benefits based on immigration status.  It is a federally and state mandated program is  a safety net program intended to provide health care benefits for needy persons.  Depending on income amount, may have share of cost. Individuals may qualify for Medi-Cal if their Modified Adjusted Gross Income is less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Grant is affected by living situation and any income the applicant/recipient receives. Expanded Medi-Cal provides medical coverage to adults age 21-64.

Health Care Options Assistance - Provides Health Care Options assistance for low cost health insurance for children and youth seeking Medi-Cal. For more information, call (619) 731-3235.

For more information phone 619-409-3120.