Self-Sufficiency Solutions is now Benefit Kitchen.
The Self-Sufficiency Calculator for California is no more.
But there's good news! Benefit Kitchen replaces it! And there's even better news: Benefit Kitchen is much, much better (it's built for mobile, it tests new benefits, and it looks great too). The digital divide has closed (according to Pew 90-95% of low-income families have access to the internet via a smartphone). And the lower a family's income, the more likely they'll use a mobile device as their primary means of accessing the internet. We decided to rebuild the Self-Sufficiency Calculator from the ground up with mobile devices as our first priority.
At the same time, we built a tool that is caseworker-friendly and has a built in client-management and data-tracking system. Best of all, this client-facing tool allows families to begin a screening, but connect with a caseworker later.
Our Self-Sufficiency Calculator and Database subscribers can still access their systems. However, we're transitioning our clients over to Benefit Kitchen as we expand into new states. If you'd like to become a client or if you have questions, contact us via the Benefit Kitchen site.