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SolanoHelps connects residents to services

September 1, 2010

Solano County residents can use the web-based tool SolanoHelps to assist them in exploring their eligibility for federal, state and local health and social services programs. 

Due to complexities in the eligibility rules,
SolanoHelps does not guarantee eligibility. SolanoHelps uses information gathered to suggest programs and potential eligibility.

Based on the information provided, SolanoHelps will provide contact information for each program to ask questions, get additional information, and learn how to apply for these services. SolanoHelps does not ask for names, save information, or share information with anyone. 

SolanoHelps evaluates eligibility for the following programs:

  • California Children's Services provides treatment for children with certain physical limitations and chronic health conditions or diseases.
  • CalWORKs provides cash aid and services to eligible needy California families caring for children under age 18, pregnant women in their last trimester, and pregnant teens.
  • Child Health & Disability Prevention is a preventive health program serving California's children and youth.
  • County Medical Services Program pays for medical and dental care to medically indigent adults aged 21-64 who are of marginal income and who are not eligible for Medi-Cal.
  • Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit that supplements the earnings of low-income workers who file a federal income tax return, even if they don’t owe any taxes. 
  • Energy Assistance /Home Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to eligible households to offset heating and/or cooling costs. 
  • Food Stamps provide a debit card to help low income individuals and families buy food.
  • Healthy Families provides low-cost insurance for children and teens who do not have insurance and do not qualify for free Medi-Cal. 
  • In-Home Support Services helps pay for services provided to people with disabilities so that they can remain safely in their own home.
  • Medi-Cal pays for a variety of medical services for people under 21 or over 65, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and families with children who have limited resources. 
  • School Lunch provides children with free or reduced price lunches at school.
  • Section 8 is a rental assistance program designed to help low income individuals and families pay their rent.
  • Supplemental Security Income is an income supplement program designed to help aged, blind or disabled people to meet basic needs.
  • Veteran’s Administration Loans offer government assisted low rate loans for active, retired or reserve military.
  • Veteran’s Administration Health provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care to veterans.
  • Women, Infants and Children is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.