| General Assistance Cash | Greater Avenues for Independence | Job Training Partnership Act |
| Training Assessment Center | Youth Employment |
General Assistance Cash Aid
General Assistance is administered by the Marin County Department
of Health and Human Services, Division of Employment and Training.
To apply for General Assistance which, if you are found eligible,
provides cash aid to assist you until you are able to attain self-sufficiency,
you must apply in person, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon, and 1:00 to 4:30 pm. Your eligibility will be based
on a number of factors, such as your income, property, assets
and ability to be employed. The office is located at 20 North
San Pedro Road, Suite 2022, across the street from Civic Center
in San Rafael.
Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
The Greater Avenues for Independence Program, also known as GAIN,
which assists recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children
to reduce or eliminate their need for cash assistance through
the provision of employment and training services which lead to
permanent employment. The GAIN Program is located at 3301 Kerner
Blvd., Suite 200A, in San Rafael. You may apply for participation
in the GAIN Program by asking your AFDC Eligibility Worker for
a referral or by calling (415) 473-4071 between 8:30 am and 4:30
pm, Monday through Friday.
Job Training Partnership Act
The Job Training Partnership Act program is administered by the
Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, and the
Division of Employment and Training. To apply for Job Training
Partnership Act, or JTPA services, which, if you are eligible,
provide assistance with education, vocational training and job
placement, please call (415) 257-3625, Monday through Friday,
and ask to be scheduled for a METRO Orientation. JTPA eligibility
will be based on a number of factors, such as income, employment
history and job readiness.
Training Assessment Center
To obtain information about vocational assessment or vocational
training services which are available in Marin County, please
call (415) 257-3625, Monday through Friday, and ask to be scheduled
for a METRO Orientation.
To apply for youth employment services, available to eligible
individuals age 21 and younger, please call (415) 473-4071 between
the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and ask
to speak with a Youth Program Counselor.