All applicants who are eligible will be invited to the full application within one business day.

Applications will be available to eligible community members until all program spots are filled. Though there is no specific deadline, we encourage you to apply as soon as you are able to do so. 

About P.A.I.D.

The Pregnancy Assistance Income with Dignity (P.A.I.D.) program provides direct cash assistance to pregnant people. P.A.I.D. is one of seven partner sites in a statewide Guaranteed Income pilot program through the California Department of Social Services.

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18 months of unconditional income

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$1000 in monthly cash assistance


Why Pregnant People?

We know there is an economic burden pregnant people with restricted income face. Financial stresses during pregnancy can create challenging conditions affecting birth outcomes. Guaranteed Income can help relieve some of these strains and stressors. NCJW|LA is excited to show how cash can reduce stress and improve the lives of pregnant people. 

The P.A.I.D. program welcomes participants to apply up to the end of the 27th week of pregnancy. The program is designed to start as early in pregnancy as possible to impact as much of the pregnancy as possible.  


P.A.I.D. will provide 180 randomly selected pregnant individuals with $1,000/month of unconditional income for 18 months. 

To be eligible for the program, you must meet all of the following requirements: 

  • Reside in Los Angeles County 
  • Be in your 1st or 2nd trimester of pregnancy during the time of enrollment 
  • Have a combined household income of less than or equal to HUD’s low-income threshold
  • Must be 18 years or older

Program Goals

The P.A.I.D. program aims to develop a plan for change and conduct a study to show how maternal health and poverty are connected. Other goals include: 

  • Reduce the economic burden of low-income pregnant people. 
  • Make life better for pregnant people with low income from different races. As well as fix the unfair differences in their social, economic, and health situations during pregnancy.
  • Improve the quality of life of babies born into low-income families.

All applicants who are eligible will be invited to the full application within one business day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have Questions?

Email us if you have questions about the P.A.I.D. Program.

Learn More About Guaranteed Income

There are a growing number of guaranteed income pilots that target specific demographics, populations, and geographic locations in response to systemic and institutional barriers which make it difficult to achieve financial mobility. Below are a sampling of national and regional programs.

Help Us Increase Our Reach!

This program was made possible with the assistance of donors like you. Your generous contribution will help us to increase the program reach, allowing us to serve more communities suffering from financial instability within Los Angeles County.