Imperial County


Session A
Imperial County Department of Social Services,
2895 S. 4th St., Room A,
El Centro, CA 92243
Advisors - CONSUELO MARTINEZ, Orlando Johnson


What we're hearing.

Session - Adults

  • Folks straddle the border -- they need the cost of living (healthcare, commodities) in Mexico and the jobs in America (even though Imperial Co has the highest unemployment rate in CA)
  • They prioritized spending on "survival needs" and almost none on entertainment, but bills still pile up and the consequences further prevent them from finding or going to work (e.g. drivers license penalty) 
  • Family connections are SUPER important -- in an interview they will ask if you have a family member already working there -- it is a voucher that you are a hard worker


    — name, age, occupation