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San Francisco Department of Human Services - County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP)
Address 1235 Mission St., Bt. 8th and 9th Sts. (P.O. Box 7988, 94120) - (CAAP)
Phone 415-558-1000 (CAAP)
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Hours M-F: 9am-5pm
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Summary See article

1235 Mission St., Bt. 8th and 9th Sts. (P.O. Box 7988, 94120) - (CAAP)

1440 Harrison, Bt. 10th and 11th Sts. (P.O. Box 7988, 94120)-(Medi-Cal)

415-558-1000 (CAAP)

M-F: 9am - 5pm

Provides short-term financial assistance and social services to needy residents who are not eligible for help from other public assistance programs.
1235 Mission St
1235 Mission Street

The General Assistance Program has been reorganized under the County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP) there are now four separate, independent programs to better meet the needs of adult residents of San Francisco who would have otherwise qualified for General Assistance only. These four programs are PAES (Personal Assisted Employment Services) CALM (Cash Assistance Linked to Medi-Cal), SSIP (Supplemental Security Income Pending) and GA (General Assistance).

1235 Mission Street side entrance
1235 Mission Street side entrance where one normally enters to apply for assistance the very first time

PAES (Personal Assisted Employment Services)Edit

415-401-4914 Provides a monthly cash stipend to employable adults and education, training, and supportive services necessary to gain lasting employment. Participants, unless exempt because of a verifiable exemption, can receive counseling, expenses for work-related clothing, tools and supplies, transportation assistance to and from work activities as determined by case manager. Employment services are limited to 28 months, with a possible six month extension if this is likely to lead to employment.

Cash Assistance Linked to Medi-Cal (CALM)Edit

415-558-1978 CALM provides financial assistance for individuals who receive Medi-Cal benefits due to age (65 or older). Also available to persons on Medi-Cal due to disability who do not qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) because of immigration status. These individuals may choose to participate in PAES to receive the services provided by that employment program. Non-citizens must apply for the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI). Medi-Cal benefits and cash assistance are provided through a single process.

Supplemental Security Income Pending (SSIP)Edit

415-558-1000 SSIP is for individuals with a disability that either has lasted or is likely to last 12 or more consecutive months. Assistance with an application to SSI is provided. Cash aid and MUNI tokens to medical appointments are provided.

General Assistance (GA)Edit

415-558-1156 The safety net for indigent adults. A cash grant is provided. In exchange, able-bodied recipients are expected to perform Workfare, which is community service or job search. If participating in Workfare, recipients may also receive MUNI fast pass or tokens. D

IdentificationEdit

GA will assist their clients with obtaining California ID one time. That time can be at the beginning of the GA application process or at some point thereafter (but only once). When GA obtains the ID for the client, there is no cost to the client for the birth certificate or DMV fee. When GA orders a Birth Certificate for a client, they give it to the client to take to the DMV for their ID. The client then has the option of keeping the birth certificate or allowing GA to keep it for safekeeping. Once GA starts the process of obtaining ID for a client, they can issue a temporary ID while the client is waiting for their birth certificate/ CA ID.

San Francisco Government
Mayor's Office: Office of Housing | Office of Neighborhood Services | Office on Disability
Human Services Agency: HSA Main Page | Adult Protective Services | CalWORKs | CAPI Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants

Child Protective Services | CAAP County Adult Assistance Programs | Food Stamps | In Home Support Services
Medi-Cal | MPP Modified Payment Program | Public Benefit Programs

Public Health: Temporary Link / DPH search
Other: Temporary Link / Government Agencies Category

2013-2014 HAP Manual UpdatesEdit

The 2013-2014 HAP Manual has many changes that are not currently part of SFHomeless.net. The question is whether the wiki or the manual contains the most up to date information. The most efficient way to ensure the wiki has the best information is to add the 2013-2014 HAP Manual text into its respective wiki agency page under a new section “2013-2014 HAP Manual Updates”. It will then be up to future wiki users to determine whether and how to update the agency page with the new information.

County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP) - N 1235 Mission St., 94103 415-558-1000 M–F: 8 a.m.–10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.–3 p.m. (Applications) M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Office)

CAAP will assist their clients with obtaining a California ID one time. That time can be at the beginning of the CAAP application process or at some point thereafter (but only once). When CAAP obtains the ID for the client, there is no cost to the client for the birth certificate or DMV fee. When CAAP orders a birth certificate for a client, they give it to the client to take to the DMV for their ID. The client then has the option of keeping the birth certificate or allowing CAAP to keep it for safekeeping. Once CAAP starts the process of obtaining an ID for a client, they can issue a temporary ID while the client is waiting for their birth certificate/CA ID.

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