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Human Services

Human Services provides a variety of programs to help Placer County families and individuals have a better future through access to healthy nutrition, healthcare, affordable housing, jobs and training and temporary assistance when times are difficult. We are dedicated to ensuring a better and healthy quality of life for the residents of Placer County. We strive to provide the highest quality of public service to meet the needs of Placer County families, single adults, veterans, seniors and persons with disabilities. New healthcare options are coming to California. If you need information about affordable healthcare click here to go to Covered CA, California’s healthcare marketplace.

Healthcare Coverage

Helps pay for health and medical care for children and families, seniors, and adults with disabilities.

  • Medi-Cal - provides medical coverage to children, families, seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • Medical Care Services Program (MCSP) - Provides medical services to adults that are not eligible to services through Medi-Cal or Medicare Expansion.

    Food and Nutrition Assistance

  • CalFresh - Food Stamps - CalFresh, formerly Food Stamps, increases your food-buying power so you can purchase nutritious food your family needs.
  • Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) - WIC is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children.

    Temporary Cash Assistance

    For families: CalWORKs, provides time-limited cash aid and employment services that promote self-sufficiency for families with children.

    For single adults or couples with no dependent children: General Relief provides time-limited cash aid for those who do not qualify for other programs.

    Housing Assistance

    The Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly known as the Section 8 Voucher Program, provides rental assistance to help low income families, persons with disabilities, and seniors live in affordable, safe, and decent housing.

    Employment Services

    Placer County offers help finding a job. Placer County Employment Services can assist you in finding work through the Business Advantage Network. Receive daily job leads and information on job fairs and recruiting events. See our Employment Services page for more information.

  • Division Leadership

    • Linda Patterson
      Director, Human Services
    • Susan Kimbley
      Assistant Director, Human Services

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