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SutterHelps SutterHelps is a simple and convenient way to find out if you are eligible for several programs that serve families and children in Sutter County. While SutterHelps cannot guarantee whether or not you qualify for these services, you are strongly encouraged to apply for any services for which you may be eligible.

Should you have questions about any of the programs represented on the site please call the number provided with each service below for additional information or use our online email form.

CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) is a public assistance program that provides temporary cash assistance to families with children while promoting self-sufficiency through employment and personal responsibility. Clients are actively encouraged to seek, obtain, and maintain employment. The program serves all 58 counties in the state of California and is operated locally by County Welfare Departments. If granted, recipients may eligible to receive monthly payments to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care, and other necessities.

For further information, please call (530) 822-7133 or email CalWORKs

CCS (California Children's Services) is a state program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care professionals who know how to care for your child with special health care needs.

For further information, please call (530) 822-5987 or email CCS

The CHDP (Child Health and Disability Program) is a preventive program that delivers periodic health assessments and services to low income children and youth in California. CHDP provides care coordination to assist families with medical appointment scheduling, transportation, and access to diagnostic and treatment services. Health assessments are provided by enrolled private physicians, local health departments, community clinics, managed care plans, and some local school districts. To receive CHDP services, children and youth must live in California and meet one of the following requirements: Up to 21 years of age and on Medi-Cal; Up to 19 years of age and from a low-income family; Between the ages of 3 and 5 years and attend a Head Start or state preschool; In foster care.

For further information, please call (530) 822-7215 or email CHDP

The EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit), is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund.

For further information, contact your IRS office or email.

Energy Assistance
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a utility payment program that can offer income-eligible residents of Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba Counties a credit to their utility bill. HEAP is available for customers of PG&E, SMUD, or those who heat their home using wood, propane, or oil purchased from a vendor.

For further information, please call (530) 671-7590 or email.

CalFresh (Formerly Food Stamps)
CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP can help improve the health and well-being of qualified households by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. CalFresh benefits help supplement food budgets, allowing individuals and families to afford more nutritious foods including fruit, vegetables and other healthy food options. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to purchase most foods at many grocery stores or farmer's markets that accepts the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The amount of benefits a household or individual receives is dependent on household size, countable income, monthly expenses and resources.

For further information, please call 1-877-652-0735 or email CalFresh.

Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage to eligible children and adults with limited income and resources living in California.

For further information, please call 1-877-652-0735 or email Medi-Cal

Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace where Californians can shop for health plans and access financial assistance if they qualify for it.

For further information, please call 1-877-652-0735

CMSP (County Medical Services Program) provides limited-term health coverage for uninsured low-income, indigent adults that are not otherwise eligible for other publicly funded health programs.

For further information, please call 1-877-652-0735 or email CMSP


The In-Home Support Services (IHSS) is designed to allow persons with significant disability to reside within their own homes by having support for personal care or household needs. Clients of the program need to be recipients of Social Security Disability programs or be Medi-Cal eligible. The amount of services available is dependent upon the level of disability involved. Home care workers can be located through the Sutter County IHSS Registry.

For further information, please call (530) 822-5990 or email IHSS

School Lunch
Your children may qualify through the School Lunch program for free or reduced lunches at school. Please contact your local school for more information.

For further information, please call (530) 822-5078 or email School Lunch

Section 8
Section 8 is a rental assistance program designed to help families pay their rent.

For further information, please call (530) 671-0220 or email Section 8

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. People who have worked long enough may also be able to receive Social Security disability or retirement benefits as well as SSI.

For further information, please call 1-800-772-1213 or email SSI

VA Health
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care to its customers.

For further information, please call (530) 749-6710 or email VA Health

VA Loans
VA Loans (Veterans Benefits Administration Loans) helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.

For further information, please call (530) 749-6710 or email VA Loans

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a federally funded health and nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children under five years old eat well and stay healthy.

For further information, please call (530) 822-7224 or email WIC

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