FAQs

  • How do I become a foster parent?
    If you are interested in becoming a foster care provider, you can contact the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program at (530)661-5772 or (530)574-1964.  The program provides support, education and training for foster parents.  There is also more information about foster parenting on the Child Welfare Services page under the Employment and Social Services department on this web site.
  • Where do I apply for CalFresh (formerly food stamps) or Medi-Cal?

    Visit DESS in Woodland at 25 N. Cottonwood Street (530/661-2750) or in West Sacramento at 500-A Jefferson Blvd. (916/375-6200) between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.  Pick up an application packet, fill it out and register your application with us.  You will be given an appointment to meet with an eligibility staff member.  You will also be given a list of items to bring to that appointment.

    To access an on-line application for Medi-Cal or CalFresh (formerly food stamps) click here. Haga clic aquí para aplicar.

  • What is the One-Stop Career Center?
    The One-Stop Career Centers provide services and equipment to assist community members who are seeking employment.  All members of the public are welcome to use the One-Stop Career Centers.  There are two locations:  DESS at 25 N. Cottonwood Street (530/661-2641) in Woodland or at 500-A Jefferson Blvd. (916/375-6307) in West Sacramento.  When visiting a Center, you will be registered and given a tour of the services offered and equipment available.  You can also receive assistance with a variety of job search activities.