Cal Works

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.

  • 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.

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. 

Office Hours:
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.

The staff are highly trained mental health professionals with expertise in providing comprehensive services to those transitioning from Welfare to Employment. Our program is focused on reducing mental health barriers to employment through the use of the following interventions:

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