Welcome to CAIRS – Bringing People and Services Together

The California Alliance of Information and Referral Services was established in 1979, and is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of professionals involved in the public access to human services. CAIRS is a membership organization supported entirely by dues and conference fees. CAIRS is a regional affiliate of the National Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS).

Our Vision:

A strong network of organizations that ensures everyone can easily access high quality information and referral for health and human services.

Our Mission:

To enhance the effectiveness of information and referral services through leadership, education, and support. In order to achieve our Mission and Vision, the following goals have been established:

  • To provide training and support to enhance professional skills
  • To facilitate the exchange of information among the membership and others within the helping professions
  • To promote awareness of Information and Referral services
  • To advocate for the interests of the profession and the public it serves

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News & Events

  • Join the CAIRS Board!

    Join the CAIRS Board!

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Sir...

  • CAIRS Conference 2015
  • AIRS Conference 2015

    AIRS Conference 2015

    The 37th Annual AIRS Training and Education Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas on May 27 – 30,...

  • CAIRS Bylaws Updated

    CAIRS Bylaws Updated

    At the 2015 CAIRS Board Annual Retreat, the Board updated the bylaws to allow for decision-making through electronic means,...