Social Services

Mission

With efficiency, integrity and compassion, our mission is to promote social and economic self-reliance; and protect those who are at risk.

Emergency Sheltering

State mandated safety requirements have changed the way emergency sheltering is implemented. Read about some of those changes here:

What's New with Medi-Cal

New changes effective January 01, 2024:
Full scope Medi-Cal benefits are now available regardless of immigration status as long as you meet all other eligibility requirements. For more information, please click here: Adult-Expansion (ca.gov)
Assets are no longer counted to determine your eligibility to Medi-Cal. For more information, please click here: Asset Limit Changes (ca.gov)
 
Medi-Cal redeterminations are in full swing, and we want to help you stay covered with your current health insurance plan or transition you into another. If you have been recently discontinued, you still have TIME! You are allowed 90 days from the date of discontinuance to submit the required paperwork and verifications. For more information on how to contact us, please click here Health & Medical | Lake County, CA (lakecountyca.gov) and see the Eligibility tab.

BenefitsCal 

Access to benefits simplified. Apply Online with BenefitsCal!

Apply for Cash Assistance, CalFresh and Medical programs! BenefitsCals an online application system that allows you to apply for benefits. This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe. 

To start a CalFresh application, all we need is your name, address, and signature. If you are applying for CalFresh, we will screen your application for expedited services and, if eligible, benefits will issue within three days of the date we receive your signed application.

Visit the BenefitsCal website.

Safely Surrendered Baby Law

The Safely Surrendered Baby Law provides a safe alternative to abandonment of a new born baby. The intent of the law is to provide freedom from prosecution and maintenance of confidentiality for the individual safely surrendering a baby within 72 hours of birth at a designated safe surrender site.

A New statewide toll-free hotline, 877-222-9723 (877-BABYSAF), provides safe surrender site locations throughout the state. In addition to the hotline the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) also offers safely surrendered baby publications that provide information about the law. These materials, as well as additional information about the law, may be accessed at the Safely Surrendered Baby Program page.

Social Security ExpressSocial Security Express

Access your "my Social Security" account, view and apply for benefits, access forms, and more at the Social Security Express page.

Social security phone scam/fraud information can be found on the Office of the Inspector General website.

Voter Registration

Your voice counts. Please exercise your right to vote.

Visit the CA Register to Vote website

Visit the Military and Overseas Voter Information page