DEBS Annual Report
2020 was a year of national and local trauma marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic devastation, social unrest, and wildfire disasters. These events resulted in significant growth in the need for the services and programs offered by the Department of Employment and Benefit Services (DEBS).
You’ll see in the stories in this report that DEBS staff continued to serve and excel with compassion, professionalism, and timeliness in the face of the many challenges of 2020. We hope that you will enjoy reading this report, and that it provides you with valuable insight about our clients, staff, and operations.
DEBS ESB Annual Report
For clients and staff of the CalWORKs and Employment Services programs, 2020 was a year full of both new challenges and new opportunities. Restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that our business model quickly pivoted from in-person training and assistance to a remote, internet-based model.
Throughout this report, you will find quotes and stories about clients who persevered through tremendous hardships in order to achieve their goals of financial and familial stability. We hope that you enjoy reading about the inspiring individuals we serve, and the vital programs that we offer, as we look forward to a brighter future in 2021.
The majority of these reports are generated on a monthly basis and cover a wide range of areas. Many serve to supply the Agency with information that is vital not only in the day to day operations of the DEBS and CalWORKs Employment Services programs, but for future planning designed to assist the Agency in its commitment to clients and the community.
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