GAAP provides education, empowerment and advocacy to our homeless and marginally-housed clients. All of our services are provided free of charge.

Public Benefits

GAAP helps people apply for, receive, and maintain CAAP (commonly known as GA) and Food Stamps benefits. We also assist with various Supplemental Security Income (SSI) matters. In addition to connecting clients with the appropriate benefits, GAAP helps clients resolve disputes with social service caseworkers and represents clients whose benefits have been denied or discontinued at administrative hearings.

General Assistance and Advocacy

GAAP also advocates for clients in minor legal disputes. Recent matters handled by GAAP include:

  • Representing a clients interests' in a number of collections disputes.
  • Clearing out-of-state arrest warrants. By clearing these warrants, most of which are years old and out-of-state, clients can continue to receive public benefits which would otherwise be terminated.
  • Assisting numerous clients with various landlord-tenant issues.

Other Services

In addition to advocating for clients in a wide variety of disputes, GAAP provides referrals to agencies throughout San Francisco that provide specialist assistance with various matters. We also offer a welcoming environment in the heart of the Tenderloin for individuals to make free phone calls, use computers, obtain blankets, receive clothing vouchers and fulfill some of their most basic needs.


GAAP hosts events throughout the year that offer a chance for our various friends in the community, current advocates, and alumni to get together and have a great time.

Check back regularly for updates on on upcoming events. Or click the "Learn More" button below and ask to be added to our list of contacts.