Program Description


The CalWORKs program is funded by the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). Services are designed to reduce Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence issues that create obstacles with welfare recipients’ ability to work. CalWORKs mental health services are designed to stabilize individual or family situations that are a barrier to CalWORKs participants obtaining or maintaining employment. Employment is emphasized as a key component to the CalWORKs program. These services also include: mental health assessment, individual and group therapy, rehabilitation services, case management, outreach and engagement, crisis intervention and medication support. Needed substance abuse and domestic violence services are coordinated with community providers who specialize in the provision of these types of services. All program service elements are targeted toward reducing mental health barriers that prevent CalWORKs participants from working and are designed to assist participants and their families to achieve a more adaptive level of functioning.


  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Case Management Services
  • Outreach Services
  • Group Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Medication Support
  • Employment Services

The CalWORKs Program utilizes the Individualized Placement and Support (I.P.S.) evidence based practice to assist its CalWORKs participants with employment preparation and placement in competitive jobs within the community.

The SCHARP – CalWORKs office is located in Los Angeles, just minutes away from many neighboring cities. Our site is on Crenshaw Blvd near Coliseum Street and adjacent to the (10) and (110) freeways, which provides easy access when using public transportation.

Phone: (213) 593-5300

Office Hours:
Our hours of operation are from 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

CalWORKs Staff:
The Cal WORKs staff consists of licensed and licensed waivered Mental Health Clinicians, experienced Case Managers, a highly skilled Employment Specialist and Psychiatrist. Clerical duties are handled by the Administrative Assistant who is strongly skilled in office management. All CalWORKs staff are under the direct supervision of the CalWORKs Program Director and Jack Barbour, M.D. is the agency’s CEO.

The staff are highly trained mental health professionals with expertise in providing comprehensive services to those transitioning from Welfare to Employment.

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