General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Employment Services


The County General Assistance Program is a repayable program to assist indigent persons meet their basic needs. We provide vouchers for housing, utilities, personal needs and transportation. The program includes four components: non-residents needing transportation to return to their place of residence; individuals who are disabled and need support until their Social Security benefits are awarded; people who are unemployed; and burials for the indigent.

How Do I Apply for General Assistance?

Apply by phone, in person, online or by US Mail
Download General Assistance Application

Placerville Office
3057 Briw Road
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 642-7300

South Lake Tahoe Office
3368 Sandy Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 573-3200

Completed Applications can be directed to your nearest Human Services Office.
Call (530) 642-7300 in Placerville or (530) 573-3200 in South Lake Tahoe for more information.

For a listing of all Social Services, please download the following Social Services Division Brochure