Contact the Office of Vital Records in the state in which you were born by visiting below.
DRIVER'S LICENSE/STATE I.D.
A driver's license or state ID are the most acceptable forms of photo identification.
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
Having your social security number and card is important to have on hand for forms and documents.
Transitional housing is an option if you're not ready to live on your own, or if substance abuse is an issue.
Public Transit AUTHORITY
Learn more about getting around California without a vehicle. Find public transit options near you (schedules and routes).
Sobriety is one of the most important aspects in embracing a smooth and successful reentry.
Acknowledging a need, finding treatment, is empowerment for change. Many don't understand that their substance misuse follows, maybe even increases, during incarceration and continues after release. And quite often, the transition process from incarceration to community triggers a relapse.
A vital element towards successful reintegration is to pinpoint treatment programs and support groups that can help you maintain sobriety. Walking alone only entices substance misuse. The choice is yours, fellowship is available through many treatment options.
Find treatment. There are many options for starting and continuing treatment after release. Find a service provider in area.
Health Insurance. Covered California.
Resources to get information and apply for low- or no-cost health insurance.
Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources.
If you're over 65 (or turning 65 in the next 3 months) and not already getting benefits from Social Security, you need to sign up to get Medicare.
Basic Necessities Assistance. Includes food, health, housing, and other assistance.
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Learn what utility assistance programs are available in your area.
One-stop resource for Californians impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.