San Bernardino County
Get Connected, Get Answers
211 San Bernardino County is your one-stop connection to thousands of community services through a toll-free 3-digit phone number, an online database and directory, and a 24-hour call center staffed by highly trained specialists. Dialing 2-1-1 is a confidential call with live, bilingual staff to assist callers 24 hours a day. If you are outside the area or dialing 2-1-1 doesn’t work at your place of business, you can always use 888-435-7565 instead
Transforming Lives and Strengthening Business
The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board is a body of volunteers who supervise the allocation of federal funding to strengthen the skills of our local workforce. The Board is led by local business owners and includes public partners, educators, labor leadership and community-based organizations.
Our three America’s Job Centers of California offer comprehensive strategies to meet the needs of local businesses for a skilled workforce, while creating opportunities for job seekers to prepare for and enter into well paid careers.
America's Poverty Fighting Network
CAPSBC is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit serving San Bernardino County since 1965. CAPSBC works with our low-income communities by supporting, advocating for and empowering low-income residents to achieve self-reliance and economic stability.
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Putting You in Control
Your nine-digit Social Security number is your first and continuous connection with Social Security. It helps us identify and accurately record your covered wages or self-employment earnings. We also use it to monitor your record once you start getting benefits.
A Social Security number is important because you need it to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and get some other government services. You should keep your Social Security card in a safe place with your other important papers and avoid giving it out unnecessarily.
Building Communities, Changing Lives
Established in 1941, the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) is the largest provider of affordable housing, serving nearly 30,000 individuals and families, throughout the County of San Bernardino. As a public agency, HACSB is tasked to address the local housing needs throughout the County; therefore, HACSB works aggressively with various community partners and local government officials to acquire, build, and manage more high quality housing.
The Career Development Initiatives Department is committed to providing our customers with the tools and resources to promote greater self-sufficiency.
"Doing the Most Good"
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 43.1 million Americans live in poverty, and millions more live near the poverty line. Approximately half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and one-third of adults between 18 and 64 live in low-income households.
The Salvation Army operates more than 7,500 centers in communities across the United States, each of which collects high-quality data on a wide variety of poverty-related social services. The first multi-dimensional measure of human need based on objective data from a nonprofit on the front lines of providing social services, the Human Needs Index serves as a powerful tool to track basic human need, with different indicators and less lag time than conventional government data.
High School Diploma and ESL
Here at Five Keys, our goal is to restore communities through education. Our philosophy is that through social and restorative justice principles, we can provide traditionally under served communities the opportunity to restart their education, focusing on five key areas: Education, Employment, Recovery, Family, and Community.
The mission of the Transitional Assistance Department is to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing economic support to individuals and families. We are committed to working collaboratively to provide our services accurately and efficiently, with a high emphasis on integrity, respect and customer service.
Navigate to Success
Finding employment with a criminal record is not easy. For justice involved youth and adults, the employment landscape includes background checks, that can be overshadowed by probation or parole, housing concerns, limited or inadequate education and job skills, and mental health issues.
However, there are programs and initiatives out there through the public workforce system and our partners to assist with the process Workforce GPS’s Reentry Employment Opportunities Community offers practitioners new ideas and tools to do the invaluable work of changing lives and renewing futures of former offenders. In addition, to this site, we have gathered a list of resources, webinars and organizations that focus on providing assistance to adults re-entering the workforce.
California’s Civil Rights Agency
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence and human trafficking.