General Assistance

General Assistance (GA) provides temporary relief for Yolo County residents who have exhausted all other means of support. GA recipients may be required to participate in substance abuse treatment and/or the GA Work Program to assist them in their readiness for work. Employable recipients who are ready to work are limited to three (3) months of GA (in any county) in a twelve (12) month period. GA recipients who are not receiving Medi-Cal are automatically certified for health care services through the Yolo County California Healthcare for Indigents Program (YCHIP). Benefits are issued in a combination of cash, voucher and vendor payments. 

Eligibility:
You may be eligible to GA benefits if:

  • Your countable income is less than $216 for 1 person or $336 for 2 people and
  • Your countable property is less than $500 and
  • You own one car that is valued at $1500 or less

Distribution of benefits (maximum you can receive):

 Item of need 1 person household 2 person household 
Rent  $136 (voucher)  $193 (voucher) 
Utilities  $26 (voucher) $33  (voucher)
Food  $54/34 (cash) $110/90 (cash)

To Apply:
Visit or phone one of the following Department of Employment and Social Services locations:

WOODLAND
25 N. Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 661-2750
(530) 661-2658 (fax)

WEST SACRAMENTO
500-A Jefferson Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 375-6200
(916) 375-6209 (fax)

Hours:
Walk-ins applications accepted: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. -12 noon
Office hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Languages: Hmong, Lao, Russian, Spanish.

Public Transportation: YoloBus stops within 2 blocks.

Access: Ramp, special parking, wheelchair accessible restroom.