Orange County social
service usage increased in recent years as the economy has deteriorated
after starting to decline in spring-summer 2009.
Orange County patterns have followed state patterns.
Healthy Families Enrollment for Orange County fairly constant for last year after
peaking in April 2009. However, the state budget crisis over the
summer of 2009 obscures the recent trend though it does appear
enrollments are decreasing.
After peaking in late 2009, and declining through most of 2010, Food Stamp applications
are beginning to increase again. CalWORKS enrollments are in a
Calls to the 211 Service Line are declining.
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