- Healthy Families
Enrollment in Orange County was fairly constant through the beginning
of 2012, with a downward trend over the rest of the year. Thus
far, 2013 has seen radically low levels of enrollment, comparable
to rates during the state budget crisis of August-September 2009.
- 2012 has showed a continued increase in applications for food stamp programs
and remains high relative to previous years. December 2012 showed
a sharp decrease in applications relative to the rest of the year,
but March 2013 saw a slight return to application levels. New
applications jumped to 8,799 in January 2014, but fell slightly
in February 2014 to a monthly total of 6,978 applications.
- CalWORKS enrollments are beginning to reverse their severe downward trend, with
two months of consecutive growth thus far. Applications in January
2014 rose by nearly 300 to a total of 1,837 to start the new year.
- Phone calls, website access, and other types of service requests to Orange County
211 have remained relatively stable since 2008, with typical peaks
occurring from October to December each year. Despite this trend,
information requests declined throughout Q4 2013, and have only
just begun to recover in 2014. February 2014 saw over 18,000 information