Social Services

*********************************EBT INFORMATIONAL NOTICE*********************************

October 16, 2018 - Nevada County has become aware of a statewide scam on EBT cards. Customers have reported receiving text messages and/or phone calls from the numbers:

(858) 210-1453          (424) 337-3429           (323) 236-4589          (858) 232-3581

(323) 215-7487          (855) 266-3018           (916) 281-7465          (424) 337-3429

(858) 230-1070          (323) 215-6169           (323) 215-5213          (323) 215-7906

(562) 354-7180          (323) 215-6198           (760) 205-1379          (510) 298-5204

(916) 296-2444          (951) 323 -7197          (323) 201-1257          (858) 230-5184

(562) 279-4989          (858) 230-5184           (323) 486-8044          (828) 210-2436

(888) 608-0677

An automated recording asks you to provide personal information, including your EBT 16-digit card number and PIN. When the information is given, the perpetrators then create a card and withdraw funds from your account.

The text message says: Alert for EBT Cards beginning with 5077. Please call XXX-XXX-XXXX (as noted above)

If you receive a call or text from either of these numbers, DO NOT respond or give out any personal information.

Please call your local Public Assistance Office if you are unsure a text message or phone call is related to your benefits at (530) 265-1340.


Social Services Mission

The mission of the Department of Social Services (DSS) is opening doors, building community, and being of service to County residents needing social, eligibility, or employment and training services.

The Department of Social Services, as part of the Health & Human Services Agency, exists to offer vital human services to the citizens of Nevada County.

Cash Assistance

Cash Assistance

Here you can find cash assistance for both families and individuals.

Food Assistance

Food Assistance

CalFresh is a federal program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

Health Care


Medical Coverage is available for individuals and families through programs including Medi-Cal and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP).



Housing Authorities of Nevada and Sutter counties have consolidated to form the Regional Housing Authority of Sutter and Nevada Counties.

In Home Supportive Services

In-Home Supportive Services

The IHSS Program provides assistance to eligible aged, blind and disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their own homes without this assistance.

Report Child Abuse

Report Child Abuse

Any concerned person can report known or suspected child abuse or neglect. Reports can be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 530-273-4291 or 888-456-9380.

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Report Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse

Any concerned person can report known or suspected elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect. Reports can be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 530-265-1639 or 888-339-7248.

Veterans Services

Veterans Services

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of federal, state and local programs and services.