Public Assistance

Health Care

Medical Coverage

Medical coverage is available for individuals and families through programs including Medi-Cal and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP).

Food Assistance

CalFresh (Food Stamps)

CalFresh is a federal program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

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Cash Assistance for Families

CalWORKs is a temporary financial assistance and employment services program for low or no income families in California.

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Cash Assistance for Individuals

General Assistance is a supplemental assistance program for those persons who are ineligible for cash aid under federal or state programs.

Cash Assistance

Employment Services

Nevada County Employment Services (Welfare-to-Work) assists families receiving CalWORKs Cash Assistance in becoming self-sufficient.

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Mission Statement

The mission for Public Assistance under the Department of Social Services (DSS) is opening doors, building community, and being of service to County citizens needing social, eligibility, or employment and training services.