El Dorado County Department of Social Services
Financial Help Provided: General Assistance, Food Stamps, Cash Assistance
Our mission is to help people in social or economic crisis increase t heir ability to become as self-suffi cient as possible.
We are dedicated to promoting an environment that is based on integrity, trust, compassion, creativity and mutual respect.
Individuals and families can apply f or these programs, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Qualifi cation for services is based on individual or family income and resources, as determined by federal, state and local laws.
The County General Assistance Program is a repayable program designed to assist indigent adults to meet their basic needs by providing vouchers for housing, utilities, personal needs and transportation. There are four components to the program: non-resident individuals needing transportation to return to their place of residence; individuals who are disabled and need support until their Social Security benefits are awarded; individuals who are unemployed; and burials for the indigent.
Visit the county website provided to download and application for assistance
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