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California's Child Welfare Continuum of Care Reform

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Every day children and adults, many of whom are United States citizens, are exploited as modern day slaves. If you suspect someone you know is being trafficked, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888. Find out more about whatís being done in California to combat and prevent the trafficking of children .


CDSS Announces New CalWORKs Housing Support Program

The CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HSP) is a new program designed to provide housing assistance to CalWORKs families that are experiencing homelessness. Find out more about the program .


State Halts Implementation of Overtime for In-Home Supportive Services Program


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Visit†the Adoptee, Birth Parents, Siblings of Adoptees web site.

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