General Assistance

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General Assistance provides three months of cash assistance to eligible, employable adults and provides longer-term assistance to eligible adults who are temporarily disabled or who are awaiting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) approval.

California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 17000 states, “Every county and every city and county shall relieve and support all incompetent, poor, indigent persons and those incapacitated by age, disease, or accident, lawfully resident therein, when such persons are not supported and relieved by their relatives or friends, by their own means, or by state hospitals or other state or private institutions.” 

Please visit our office at 2460 Breslauer Way or at 36911 Main Street in Burney, and our staff will help determine whether you qualify.

If you disagree with your determination, you may request an administrative hearing.

Career Gear: Donate to clothing closet

If you have gently used, interview- and work-appropriate clothing, please consider donating it to Career Gear. Clothing is donated to General Assistance clients to help with their job searches. Donations can be taken to 2460 Breslauer Way in Redding.

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