- 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 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.
- 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.