Alameda County/General Assistance

Complete Address




North County 

North County Multi-Service Center

2000 San Pablo Ave

Oakland CA 94612



East County

Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center

6955 Foothill Blvd Suite 100

Oakland CA 94605



Medi-Cal Center

Enterprise Office

8477 Enterprise Way

Oakland CA 94621



South County

Eden Area Multi-Service Center 

24100 Amador St

Hayward CA 94544



Fremont Outstation 

39155 Liberty St Ste C330

Fremont CA 94536



Livermore Outstation

3311 Pacific Ave

Livermore CA 94550


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General Assistance (GA) provides cash aid to indigent adults and emancipated minors who are legal residents of Alameda County and who have no other means of support. It is a state-mandated program that is locally administered and funded by the County of Alameda.


The maximum cash grant for a single person on GA is $336 per month. GA recipients who are 18 to 21 years old, pregnant, disabled or 65 and older may also be eligible for Medi-Cal benefits. If you are not eligible for Medi-Cal, you can receive medical treatment at the county clinics and hospitals. Many GA recipients are also eligible for Food Stamp benefits of up to $200 per month for a single person


All GA benefits are considered a loan to the individual receiving aid. GA recipients must sign a reimbursement agreement as a condition of eligibility. Employable recipients may participate in employment service activities.


Recipients who are unemployable and/or 65 years and older who appear eligible for Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) are required to apply for these benefits through the Social Security Administration.


Legal Non-Citizens 65 years and older who meet certain residency requirements must apply for benefits through the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).


Applicants and recipients may have up to $1,000 in personal property. The cash surrender value on a life insurance policy is counted as part of the personal property limit for an individual.

Days Open  
Hours Hours of Operation for all offices: 
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Time Limits

Individuals determined to be employable will only be eligible for cash aid for 3 full months in any 12-month period. This rule will apply whether aid was paid for 3 continuous months, or if there was a break in aid between months in any 12-month period.

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This organization is listed in the Youth Services Directory.