Human Resource Agency
General Assistance (GA) - the General Assistance Program provides assistance to needy county residents who have no other means of financial support. General Assistance is available only to those county residents who do not receive financial support from public sources or from family members.
CalFresh - The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.
Medi-Cal - Medi-Cal provides medical care for children, low-income adults and elderly persons. Some of the programs offered under Medi-Cal are: Long Term Care; Board and Care; assistance for Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD); County Medical Services Program (CMSP); Healthy Families; and Asset Waiver Medi-Cal for children.
Homeless Assistance – If a family is eligible for CalWORKs assistance, they may also be eligible to receive homeless assistance. A person is defined as homeless when they do not have a normal place to stay on most nights. A person can only receive Homeless Assistance once in a lifetime. Payment for temporary homeless assistance is limited to 16 days. When a person is no longer homeless and finds a place to stay, financial assistance may be available to help the person with a security deposit and the rent for the past month.