CalWORKs provides cash assistance and employment services to eligible families and children who need temporary financial assistance.

Filing an Application

To apply for CalWORKs:

Online at

In person at 5362 Lemee Lane, Mariposa or 5026 Broadway, Coulterville.

By phone at (209) 966-2000 or toll-free at (800) 549-6741

Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.



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Golden Bear Pass

In support of California’s Outdoors for All initiative, State Parks and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) improved the application process to make it easier for all CalWORKs families to receive a free Golden Bear Pass and enjoy the benefits of the outdoors. 

The pass provides FREE entry at 200+ state parks and beaches. The passes for the current application process are valid for the 2022 Calendar year. The Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) supports programs to make sure everyone can enjoy the state’s parks.