Trafficking and Crime Victim Assistance Program (TCVAP)

TCVAP provides cash assistance to victims of crime who need immediate services. 

Who may be eligible for TCVAP

People who are not U.S. citizens and are: 

  • Obtaining a legal humanitarian status
  • Or, assisting in the prosecution of a crime*

*Those assisting in the prosecution of a crime include victims of: 

  • Human trafficking waiting for Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) certification 
  • Domestic violence 
  • Other serious crimes

Steps to apply

  1. 1

    Submit your application in one these ways:

  2. 2

    Schedule and complete your TCVAP appointment

    In person at 170 Otis Street or by phone (855) 557-5100.

  3. 3

    Submit your paperwork by the due date

    For help with this step, call (855) 557-5100.

  4. 4

    After you apply

    It can take up to 30 days to determine your TCVAP eligibility. During this time:

    • Check your mail and phone messages for notices from CalWORKs, CalFresh (food assistance), and Medi-Cal (health services).
    • Once your eligibility is determined, you will get an approval or denial notice.
    • If you disagree with the decision or benefit amount, you can file an appeal by calling (800) 952-5253, or by mailing HSA Appeals Unit at S600, P.O. Box 7988, San Francisco, CA 94120-7988.

More information

Contact your Case Manager. To find out your Case Manager, call (415) 557-5100.

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