GAIN (Greater Avenues for Independence)
The GAIN program provides employment-related services to CalWORKs participants to help them find employment, stay employed, and move on to higher paying jobs, which will ultimately lead to self-sufficiency and independence. CalWORKs participants receive GAIN services in the GAIN Regional offices.logo

Participation in GAIN is mandatory for all CalWORKs participants unless exempt. Exemptions require documentation, verification, and approval of a GAIN Services Worker. Exempt participants may volunteer to participate in GAIN. Once a volunteer enters the program she/he must adhere to the rules and regulations of the program as mandatory participant.


Toll-free Customer Service number (877) 292-4246 (GAIN)
8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

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