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TAD/DAAS-PG CalFresh Targeted Outreach to Seniors and Disabled Persons

San Bernardino County, CA
Program Year: 2021

Abstract:
The San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) and Department of Aging and Adult Services – Public Guardian (DAAS-PG) began a collaboration in 2019 to facilitate a Targeted Outreach program that promoted the CalFresh program (California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]) to the elderly and disabled population within the county. Participation in this outreach is a key component with ensuring elderly and disabled residents experiencing food instability are aware of the CalFresh program and how they can apply for benefits. Targeted Outreach offers TAD and DAAS-PG an opportunity to serve the local community while aligning with San Bernardino County’s mission to enhance county residents’ quality of life. During annual home visits, DAAS-PG staff provide a general overview of the program (including an informative brochure), clarify common misconceptions, and assist customers with applying for CalFresh benefits. Participation in the Targeted Outreach approach has provided an additional food resource and promotes food security for vulnerable county residents.

Contact:
Shannon Bailey
Program Manager