The General Assistance (GA) / VESTIA Fund (GAVE Fund) has been created to assist GA clients with immediate and emergency needs, in situations where there are no other resources available. The GAVE fund fills in gaps for GA clients when there is no other resource to pay for a specific need. This may include a housing deposit for a GA client who doesn’t qualify for Season of Sharing funding because on their unemployed status or a homeless client who needs a night’s stay at a hotel when all of their GA housing funds have been exhausted.
We also receive requests for dog food for a GA client’s companion pet, a specific size in clothes or shoes not available in our clothing closet or reading eyeglasses for a GA client in need. The GAVE Fund supports our clients with these various needs and is a fantastic resource for our community.