The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) funded program services
are designed to reduce mental health, substance abuse and Domestic
violence issues that create barriers that interfere with welfare
recipients’ ability to return to work. CalWORKs mental health services
are designed to stabilize individual or family situations that are a
barrier to CalWORKs participants obtaining or maintaining employment.
Employment is emphasized as a key component to the CalWorks program.
These services include: mental health assessment, individual and group
therapy, rehabilitation services, case management, outreach and
engagement, crisis intervention and medication support. Needed substance
abuse and domestic violence services are coordinated with community
providers who specialize in the provision of this types of service. All
program service elements are targeted toward reducing mental health
barriers that prevent CalWORKs participants from working and are
designed to assist participants and their families to achieve a more
adaptive level of functioning.Services:
- Mental Health Assessment
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Case Management Services
- Outreach Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Medication Support
- Employment Services
The Cal WORKs Program utilizes the I.P.S. Employment Services to assist its Cal WORKs clients with employment preparation and placement in competitive jobs within the community.Location:
The SCHARP – CalWORKs office is located in Los Angeles, just minutes away from many neighboring cities. Our site is on Stocker, near Crenshaw Blvd and adjacent to the (10) and (110) freeways, which provides easy access when using public transportation.
Our hours of operation are from 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.CalWORKs Staff:
The Cal WORKs staff consists of licensed and licensed waivered Mental Health Specialists, experienced Case Managers, a skilled Employment Specialist, and a qualified Psychiatrist. Clerical duties are handled by the Administrative Assistant who is strongly skilled in office management. All Cal WORKs staff are under the direct supervision of the Cal WORKs Program Director, and Jack Barbour, M.D. is the agency’s CEO.