Online Resources

Humboldt County DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

Do you receive CalWORKs? Here is some information located on the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services website about programs that benefit the community. https://humboldtgov.org/531/Welfare-to-Work

The Employment Training Division (ETD), the workforce arm of DHHS, provides a comprehensive range of workforce services to benefit job seekers and employers. ETD’s mission is to empower people to achieve their career goals.

Through activities and direct services, ETD provides clients the support they need to prepare for work and successfully obtain and retain employment. ETD also provides businesses with support to find, hire and onboard new staff. These efforts, in turn, improve the productivity and competitiveness of Humboldt County’s businesses and workers.


CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work

Purpose

Welfare-to-Work is a program within the CalWORKs that assists families in becoming self-sufficient through employment. All adults in the family, or assistance unit, are required to participate in the development of, and participate in, their unique employment plan for self-sufficiency. The plan is prepared following state requirements, the individual’s unique skills and incorporates local employers, nonprofit agencies, and education/training resources. Welfare-to-Work offers numerous services to assist families become self-sufficient.

Services

Typical services include appraisal, assistance with mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence services, job preparation, job search, work experience, on-the-job training, and vocational training. Financial assistance with child care, transportation, and work-related expenses is available to participants in Welfare-to-Work activities.

Requirements

CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work participants who meet federal work participation requirements are eligible to receive Employment assistance while receiving CalWORKs financial assistance. CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work participants who do not meet the federal requirements are currently limited to 24 months of Welfare-to-Work employment assistance.

Participate

The Employment Training Division (ETD), the workforce arm of DHHS, provides a comprehensive range of workforce services to benefit job seekers and employers. ETD’s mission is to empower people to achieve their career goals. Through activities and direct services, ETD provides clients the support they need to prepare for work and successfully obtain and retain employment. ETD also provides businesses with support to find, hire and onboard new staff. These efforts, in turn, improve the productivity and competitiveness of Humboldt County’s businesses and workers.

https://humboldtgov.org/531/Welfare-to-Work

Eligibility

Employment Resource Center workshops and employer panels are available to DHHS clients and other local social service agencies. ETD’s one-on-one vocational counseling, in-depth job search assistance, placement supports and subsidized wage programs are available to DHHS, the Probation Department and Helping Humboldt clients only.


Employment Resource Center

Ph: 707-441-4600

537 W. Washington St

Eureka, CA 95501


Helping Humboldt

Ph: 707-268-3481

445 W. Washington St

Eureka, CA 95501


Humboldt 2nd Chance Program

Ph: 707-268-3479

445 W. Washington St

Eureka, CA 95501


Available Services and Programs:


The Employment Resource Center

The Employment Resource Center includes a drop-in computer lab, two classrooms and professional vocational counselors who provide:

Local labor market information

Vocational assessments and goal setting

Job readiness and job search workshops

Individualized vocational counseling

Computer and basic educational skills

Linkages to job training opportunities.


Services for employers include:

Hiring assistance

Subsidized wage programs

Monthly employer panels where job candidates can meet with employers.


Programs for at-risk youth include:

Assistance obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent

Career and education planning

Job readiness and job search assistance.

Helping Humboldt

Helping Humboldt is a day-worker program that provides immediate work opportunities for individuals in need of significant assistance to re-enter the workforce.


Participants receive job coaching and learn skills to help them prepare for and obtain work while assisting with beautification projects throughout the county including:

Light landscaping

Trash pick-up

Graffiti remediation.

Humboldt 2nd Chance Program (H2CP)


H2CP is a partnership between DHHS and law enforcement which uses an earn-to-learn program model and provides a full range of workforce services to formerly incarcerated individuals including:

Vocational training

Work experience

Subsidized wage programs to help previously incarcerated individuals back to work.