- 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,
averaging 7,724 participants per month. New applications jumped
to 8,799 in January 2014, but have since fallen to 8,069 in March
- CalWORKS enrollments have maintained a steady state of decline since the end
of 2012, hitting all-time lows in February 2014 with 1,158 applicants.
March 2014 saw a slight increase, rising to 1,401 applicants.
- Phone calls, website access, and other types of service requests to Orange County
211 have increased greatly since Q2 2012, and currently retain
a yearly average of 19,210 requests. April 2014 saw 19,123 requests,
67% of which originated from internet methods of contact.