General Assistance Summit

Join us for an overview of General Assistance law and discussions on education and outreach to increase access to GA benefits in rural areas. Advocates in non-rural areas are encouraged to attend the General Assistance law overview session. MCLE credits will be provided.

General Assistance is a critical last resort benefit that meets the basic needs of the poorest in our State. However, across California, thousands of people are wrongly deprived of this state-mandated benefit.

GA Summit Registration Form (pdf)
GA Summit Registration Form (word)
GA Summit Agenda
Presenter Biographies

General Assistance Summit Materials

Monday, September 22, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sierra 2 Center
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, California 95818

Registration Cost: $20
Registration cost includes all materials, refreshments, and box lunch.

Please email your completed Registration Form to, or mail your completed Registration Form and check by September 8, 2014 payable to:

The Public Interest Law Project
449 15th Street, Suite 301
Oakland, CA 94612
Attention:  Lauren Hansen

Please join us after the Summit for a No-host Happy Hour at Café Dantroels, 2700 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.

Many thanks to those who joined us for the General Assistance Summit.

Sponsored By:
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. * Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations * Legal Services of Northern California * The Public Interest Law Project * Western Center on Law and Poverty