CalWorks / CalFresh

CalWorks / CalFresh

How to Get Help

Legal Aid Society of San Diego welcomes walk-ins.  For faster service call 1-877-LEGAL AID (1-877-534-2524).
TTY 1-800-735-2929​
If you wish to come to an office, we have 3 locations:
Southeast San Diego Office
Midtown San Diego Office
North County San Diego Office

What We Do

Call us for your questions or problems with General Relief, CalWorks, Welfare to Work, CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), CAPI, KinGap, Foster Care, and Adoptive Assistance.  We can advise you and may be able to represent you if you have requested a hearing. 

  • Is the County trying to take your benefits back?  Call us to find out your rights.  
  • Are you having problems getting a benefit?  Call us to find out your rights.

Helpful Information

If you disagree with a County Action, You must Request a Hearing



General Relief

Other Information

What to do for your appointment

  • Please bring any notices of action from the county or state.
  • Please bring all papers that may help your case.

Free Clinic

We may help with hearings about CalFresh, CalWorks or any Calworks services (such as Welfare to Work, etc.) or money owed on these benefits.  We have a Free hearing clinic, located at the 1255 Imperial Avenue, Suite 300, Appeal Office.  Call our office 877.534.2524, to find out dates and times.

How to Get Information and Training

We do community presentations regarding General ReliefCalWorksWelfare to Work CalFreshCAPI, KinGapFoster Care, and Adoptive Assistance. If you would like to request a presentation please click here.

Get Involved

Law Clerk Opportunities:
We accept law clerks at any time.  We look for volunteer law clerks who have 5 to 7 hours a day 3 to 5 days a week.  The reason for such a large time committment is that we want law clerks to be able to not only interview clients, but also have an opportunity to represent clients at an administrative hearing.  Click here to apply.