Applying for assistance programs and brushing up skills to land the perfect job just got easier for residents
Applying for assistance programs and brushing up skills to land the perfect job just got easier for residents in southern Stanislaus County. The South County Service Center is now open for business. The building located at 1310 West Main Street in Turlock is a multi-agency facility and home to the Community Services Agency (CSA) and Workforce Development. At the new location, residents can apply for assistance programs that include Medi-Cal, CalWORKS and CalFresh. They can also receive job training and access to computer labs.
“Access and convenience for customers is important to us,” stated Kathryn M. Harwell, Director for the Community Services Agency. “The south side of the county is growing and we want to provide the best service possible.”
Community Services Agency(CSA) occupies the majority of the new building which includes office space for more than 100 employees, customer interview rooms, and conference rooms. The building will also serve as a training center for new staff to learn how to administer CSA programs. Prior to the new building construction, CSA had been housed at 101 Lander Avenue in Turlock, a location the agency outgrew.
The South County Service Center will also be home to other county and community partners including Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Learning Quest (Stanislaus Literacy Centers), Aspiranet, and Haven Women’s Center. This unique county and community partnership offers a "one stop shop," housing several agencies under one roof. The office is located in the new business park on West Main Street, centrally located in Turlock.