- 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. December
saw some slight recovery in application rates, moving from 6,565
in November 2013 to 7,180 in December 2013.
- CalWORKS enrollments are in a decreasing trend overall and experienced their
lowest enrollment rates in February 2012. Though applications
have averaged around 1,800 per month, December 2013 saw only 1,530
- Calls to the 211 Service Line have remained relatively stable since 2008, with
typical peaks occurring from October to December each year. October
2012 saw a drastic increase in requests, surpassing 15,000 monthly
requests and continuing to climb throughout the end of 2012. June
2013 was the peak of call frequency – in recent months, calls
have stabilized at roughly 20,000 calls per month.