Social Services

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Because of the federal government shutdown, February CalFresh benefits for most participants will be issued early, between January 16-20.

If you receive your February CalFresh benefits early, you should plan your food budget knowing that these benefits will be the only benefits provided through the end of February.

If you receive CalFresh and have a report due in January, please complete that process and approved benefits are scheduled to be issued February 1-10.

New applications continue to be accepted and processed, and expedited services are available, as usual.

The EBT system continues to be operational.

Unless the federal shutdown is resolved, benefits for March MAY NOT be available. We are waiting for federal guidance and will keep you informed.

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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

Healthcare

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

Housing

Housing

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.