Human Services includes the following departments:
 
Protective, in-home and nutrition support, Ombudsman services and training and employment services for seniors.  It also includes the Public Guardian/Conservator.
 
Behavioral Health
Mental health, alcohol and substance use disorder services to County residents who are experiencing major mental illness, substance use disorders and other addictions.
 
Child support enforcement including establishing court orders for paternity and child support, locating parents and assets to enforce court orders and collecting support payments.
 
Protection for abused children, facilitation of adoptions, Foster Family home licensing, and the Independent Living Program for emancipating youth.
 
Services to at-risk children by improving communications and planning, coordinating and collaborating with agencies who serve children.
 
Head Start and state preschool early childhood education, services to children with special needs, information, advocacy and referral services.
 
Protection against environmental hazards, promotes and encourages health behaviors, responds to disasters and assists communities in the recovery and works to prevent injuries, epidemics and the spread of disease to ensure a healthy quality of life for all County residents.
 
CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, Foster Care and General Relief Assistance for low income families.  Supports self-sufficiency by providing employment services and child care.
 
Assistance to veterans with claims, information and referral services, advocacy and outreach.