- 2014 has generally shown a
continued increase in applications for food
stamp programs such as CalFresh, averaging
7,744 participants per month in 2014. In 2015,
CalFresh applications are so far averaging
7,764 per month with the latest reading from
June 2015 showing 8,299 applications for the
CalFresh program an increase of 1,030 applications
since May 2015, and an increase of 607 compared
to June 2014.
- CalWORKs enrollments in January
2016 reached 1,209 representing an application
decrease of 302 since January 2015. Program
participation has been relatively steady around
these levels since December 2012 averaging
about 1,513 monthly enrollments since then.
- Phone calls, website access,
and other types of service requests to Orange
County 2-1-1 have increased greatly throughout
2014 and 2015, averaging 22,056 requests since
January 2014. March 2016 saw a total of 25,368
requests representing a large increase of
3,920 compared to February 2016 and an increase
of 2,662 over March 2015.