Employment & Family Assistance Services

CalWORKs, TANF, CalFresh , EBT Cards, Medi-Cal, CMSP, and CalWORKs Job Services



Changes to Services Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, Employment and Family Assistance Services offices in Ukiah, Willits and Fort Bragg are currently closed to the public.  Staff is onsite to provide assistance by phone including processing of applications and ongoing benefit issuance. 

Options available to apply for and maintain benefits include:

  • – allows applicants to apply for benefits including CalWORKs cash aid, CalFresh, and Medi-Cal services. Current recipients can also access their cases with services that include uploading documents, printing forms, checking benefit status, and more.
  • – accepts applications for CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps
  • – accepts applications for health care services
  • Contact our Office - To receive assistance or an application packet by mail, Staff is available by phone Monday through Thursday, 7am to 5pm, Friday 8am to 5pm.
    • In Ukiah 707-463-7700 or 877-327-1711 (Fax 707-463-7859)
    • In Fort Bragg 707-962-1000 or 877-327-1677 (Fax 962-1010)
  • Paperwork can be submitted at
  • Replacement EBT cards are currently only available by mail by calling 877-328-9677 


Cambios en los Servicios Debidos a la Pandemia COVID-19

Debido al orden COVID-19 Shelter in Place, las oficinas de Servicios de Empleo y Asistencia Familiar en Ukiah, Willits y Fort Bragg están actualmente cerrados al público.  El personal está en el lugar para proporcionar asistencia por teléfono, incluyendo el procesamiento de solicitudes y la mantenimiento de beneficios.

Las opciones para solicitar y mantener los beneficios incluyen:

  • - permite a los solicitantes solicitar beneficios que incluyen ayuda en efectivo CalWORKs, CalFresh y servicios de Medi-Cal. Los destinatarios actuales también pueden acceder a sus casos con servicios que incluyen la carga de documentos, la impresión de formularios, la comprobación del estado de los beneficios y más
  • - acepta solicitudes para CalFresh, anteriormente conocido como cupones de alimentos
  • - acepta solicitudes de seguro medico
  • Póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina - Para recibir asistencia o un paquete de solicitud por correo, el personal está disponible por teléfono de lunes a jueves, de 7am a 5pm, Viernes de 8am a 5pm
    • Ukiah 707-463-7700 or 877-327-1711 (Fax 707-463-7859)
    • Fort Bragg 707-962-1000 or 877-327-1677 (Fax 962-1010)
  • El papeleo se puede presentar en
  • Las tarjetas EBT de reemplazo actualmente solo están disponibles por correo llamandoal 877-328-9677

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Have a Question? Contact Us! (707) 463-7700 or Toll-Free (877) 327-1711

EFAS Program Areas

CalWORKs and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Provides a temporary cash grant to eligible low-income families. The cash grants are based upon income and resource levels and medical costs are covered through Medi-Cal. Services that are designed to promote self-sufficiency are also provided with cash benefit programs.


Available to eligible low-income individuals and families. CalFresh benefits may be used to purchase food in markets that accept food stamps.  CalFresh benefits are issued on an EBT card.  

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards

EBT is the distribution of benefits on a debit card, making the issuance of state public assistance and federal food stamp benefits faster and easier through the use of electronic transactions. You use your EBT card just like you would any bank issued debit card.  There is currently a program in Mendocino which allows our Farmers Markets to accept the EBT card. Click here for the EBT FAQ page.

Medi-Cal and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP)

Payment for medical costs is available to eligible individuals who meet income and resource standards. Payment for medical costs incurred may require a share-of-cost portion based upon household income levels.

CalWORKs Job Services

The CalWORKs Job Services Program provides employment and training services to TANF recipients to find unsubsidized employment. Visit the CalWORKs Job Services page.

Note: Program and Service availability varies by office location. If you have a question about service availability, please contact us to verify the services offered at a particular location, as well as the days and hours open.

Employment & Family Assistance Services Locations


737 South State Street
P.O. Box 8508
Ukiah, CA 95482

Phone: (707) 463-7700
Toll Free: (877) 327-1711
Fax: (707) 463-7859

Fort Bragg

764 S Franklin St
P.O. Box 1759
Ft Bragg CA 95437

Phone: (707) 962-1000
Toll Free: (877) 327-1677
Fax: (707) 962-1010