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El Dorado County Department of Social Services

Website: http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/HumanServices/

Placerville, CA - 95667
(530) 642-7300

Financial Help Provided: General Assistance, Food Stamps, Cash Assistance

Full Description:

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.

Cash Assistance

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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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.