CalWORKs Emergency Payment Program (CEPP)


The CalWORKs Emergency Payment Program (CEPP) provides emergency payments for services and advocacy to support CalWORKS participants in the continuation of their employment and educational goals. Please note: in order to participate in this program, you must already be enrolled in, or apply to CalWORKs.


The program provides advocacy, referrals, and guidance for participants who are dealing with merchants, mechanics, service providers, landlords, etc. to negotiate purchases, contracts and service agreements. Participants are also given information about food banks, rental assistance programs, energy assistance programs, or legal and consumer advocacy services, among others. Lastly, the project supplies emergency supportive service payments as authorized by CalWORKs staff.



Hours Of Operation

Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

Contact Information

Yesenia Betancourt, Program Coordinator
406 Main Street, Suite 207
Watsonville, CA 95076
831-763-2147 x260