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General Assistance

What is the General Assistance?

General Assistance is a federally funded program that provides essential financial support to individuals within the Navajo Nation who are facing economic challenges. The General Assistance Program is designed to offer assistance during times of need, ensuring that basic needs are met and individuals can work towards greater self-sufficiency.

What does the General Assistance Program offer?

Financial Support

Our program provides temporary financial assistance to eligible individuals, helping cover essential needs such as rent, utilities, and food. We understand that unforeseen circumstances can impact financial stability, and our goal is to offer support during these challenging times.

Case Management

We believe in a personalized and holistic approach to financial assistance. Each participant in the General Assistance Program is assigned a case manager who works collaboratively develop an Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan (ISP) to identify both long-term and short solutions to overcoming barriers and connect individuals with additional resources and services.

Employment and Training Services

Beyond immediate financial aid, we are committed to empowering individuals to enhance their employability. Our program includes access to employment and training services, equipping participants with the skills and resources needed to secure sustainable employment opportunities.

Cultural Component

Our program is culturally inclusive in its approach by recognizing and respecting the unique culture of the Navajo Nation. We strive to integrate traditional values and teachings into our services, ensuring that assistance is provided in a manner that is respectful and understanding of the Diné culture.

Who is eligible for General Assistance?

To qualify for the General Assistance Program, individuals must meet specific eligibility criteria. Navajo tribal members living in the states of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah will be referred to the Navajo Financial Assistance Unit to apply for General Assistance. All other Navajo tribal members living in other states should apply with their state General Assistance programs. Our team is here to guide you through the application process and determine if you qualify for assistance.


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