In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) helps pay for services provided to eligible persons who are 65 years of age or over, or legally blind, or disabled adults and children, so they can remain safely in their own homes. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.
The Restaurant Meals Program allows homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) receiving CalFresh benefits to use their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants.
General Relief (GR) is a County-funded program that provides cash aid to indigent adults, and children in certain special circumstances who are ineligible for federal or State programs. Able-bodied adults can receive aid for no more than nine months in any 12-month period. Participation in the GR employment and training program, General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW), is mandatory for able-bodied adults.