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OVERCOMING

OBSTACLES

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

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.

FEDERAL HOUSING

The Department of Housing and Development (HUD) connects homeless individuals with public housing.  Also known as “Section 8."

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

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).

WEBSITES and APPS

Explore these popular transportation sites and mobile apps:

FINANCIAL HELP

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides funding to purchase or fix your vehicle. Find out if you are eligible for assistance.

Substance Abuse

Sobriety is one of the most important aspects in embracing a smooth and successful reentry. 

Finding treatment is empowerment for change.  Many don't understand that their addiction follows, maybe even increases, during incarceration and continues after release.  And sometimes, 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 the addiction.  The choice is yours, fellowship is available through many treatment options.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Find treatment. There are many options for starting and continuing treatment after release. Find a service provider in area.

ALCOHOL SUPPORT

12-Step programs are widely accessible and offer a range of support. Find a local meeting near you.

NARCOTICS SUPPORT

Programs are widely accessible and offer a range of support. Find a local meeting near you.

LEGAL AID & ConsultATION

Network of legal aid workers and attorneys who help people access legal aid organizations, programs, forms and information.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Health Insurance.  Covered California. 

Resources to get information and apply for low- or no-cost health insurance.

MEDI-CAL

Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. 

MEDICARE

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.

CHILDREN'S HEALTH (CHIP)

(CHIP) is Children's Health Insurance Program and is part of Medicaid. Find out if your family is eligible.

ESSENTIAL NEEDS

Basic Necessities Assistance.  Includes food, health, housing, and other assistance.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Learn what utility assistance programs are available in your area.

ONWARD.CA

One-stop resource for Californians impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LABOR & WORK-FORCE AGENCY

Resources for employers and workers including workers’ compensation and paid sick leave.

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Roseville, California

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