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.
Here you can find cash assistance for both families and individuals.
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.
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
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
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.
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 of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of federal, state and local programs and services.