- 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 2016,
CalFresh applications averaged 7,675 per month
with the latest reading from December 2016
showing 6,609 applications, a decrease of
290 applications since November 2016, and
a decrease of 595 compared to December 2015.
- CalWORKs enrollments in December
2016 reached 1,119 representing an application
decrease of 97 since November 2016. Program
participation has been relatively steady around
these levels since December 2012 averaging
about 1,457 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 21,580 requests since
January 2014. March 2017 saw a total of 19,938
requests representing an increase of 1,778
compared to February 2017 yet a decrease of
5,430 since March 2016.