Riverside County Department of Public Social Services; Lake Elsinore-Assistance Programs (Food Stamps, General Relief and Medi-Cal) information provided by: Riverside County Office on Aging

The Assistance Programs consist of Food Stamps, General Relief, and Medi-Cal.
Food Stamps provide aid in the form of coupons for limited grocery items. The Food Stamp Program is designed to promote the general welfare and to safeguard the health and well-being of the nation’s population by raising the levels of nutrition among low-income households. Eligibility for this program is income-based.
General Relief (GR) is a small, County-funded, vouchers-only program and is generally a source for needy individuals who may not qualify under the primary aid programs. The County provides for limited funding directly to the housing provider. The program also provides for a modest food supplement.
Medi-Cal is health insurance for California residents with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is health care insurance for children, pregnant women, families, the elderly, blind and disabled. Medi-Cal can pay for the expenses of pre-natal care, dental care, physical therapy, pharmacy services, vision care, nursing home care, emergency medical transportation and other medical expenses.

Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:30pm, Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Area(s) Served:
Serves Mid-Riverside County

Eligibility Requirements:
Varies with program.

Accepted Payment:

Record last updated: Aug 14 2013 3:44PM
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  • Assistance Programs
    1400 W. Minthorn st
    Lake Elsinore , CA 92530
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    (951) 245-3100

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4/7/2013 9:15:15 PM

1/27/2014 11:32:30 AM

This particular agency is terrible. The people who answer the phone 9512453100 are very nice and try VERY hard to assure people that Ms/Mrs/Mr SO AND SO is this, that or the other thing to get things done...however, Ms SO and SO is out sick, busy, doesn't answer her phone and my daughter and grandson have to wait when she assured her that this was definitely an expedited necessity.....over a week wait. unbelievable.

5/28/2015 11:52:35 AM

I called this office number and told to come to this office for domestic violence help, when i got there I was told to go upstairs, when i got upstairs i was told to go to another window and that window told me they did not know why i was sent to them that no help was there! no wonder women die from DV!! no one knows anything at that office!
Lake Elsinore Public Social Services
10/13/2015 9:52:04 AM

This Office is incompetently ran, and some of the case worker's are not properly monitored in order to be held accountable for the lack of job performance. I am legally blind and could not find a ride to the office to re-qualify for continued benefits for the coming year. I was told that there could be help with doing so by mail and over the phone but when I finally reached someone in the office I was told that this is not true and I would need to come in. I came in before the end of August and was there in time to get re-certified before the end of the month when, after that time I would need to reapply but this was not the case. I had called my case-worker 7 to 9 times documenting each call over a three week period and never received a call back, this the office looked up while I was there and found my statements to be true. I sat with two young ladies not my case worker on Aug 31, 2015 and they where kind enough to do a large part of my case-workers job and put all my re-certifi

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