Description: COVID-19 Response Update: Offering services by phone.
Provides subsidized child care expense assistance to eligible families. Done through one of the three following payment plans:
Alternative Payment Program Pays for all or part of child care expenses while parents work, seek work, attend school, seek permanent housing, are deemed incapacitated, and/or at risk by a legally qualified professional. Families select caregivers from a variety of licensed and license-exempt child care providers.
Calworks Provides parents with the cost of child care as they transition off cash aid/welfare assistance.
Child Protective Services Provides child care to children certified to be at risk of abuse or neglect because of inappropriate parenting, a family medical emergency, or other family crisis.
Eligibility: For all Programs: -Must live in or work in Ventura County, be employed or in an educational program, and child must be between 0 to 13 years of age. Child Care Specialists determine client eligibility based upon income level and availability of funds.
-For Calworks program: Families are referred through local offices of the California Department of Social Services. They can also self-refer by completing the eligibility questionnaire.
-For Child Protective Services program: Eligibility is established by written referral from a qualified medical, legal, or social services entity.
Requirements: Proof of current gross income. Copy of birth certificate of child. Personal photo ID.
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