Human Services

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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, 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 and single adults, veterans, seniors and persons with disabilities.

Healthcare Coverage

Covered California WebsiteHelps pay for health and medical care for children and families, seniors, and adults with disabilities. Find information about healthcare by going to Covered CA, California’s healthcare marketplace.

The Affordable Care Act provides affordable medical coverage to adults. Medi-Cal provides medical, dental, vision and mental health care to eligible individuals and families at little or no cost. Medical Care Services Program (MCSP) provides medical services to adults that are not eligible to services through Medi-Cal or Medicare Expansion.

Food & Nutrition Assistance

CalFresh - Food Stamps - formerly known as Food Stamps, provides monthly food benefits to assist low income households in purchasing the food they need. If you are finding it difficult to afford the nutritious food that you and your family needs, the CalFresh program may be able to help.

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) - WIC operates under the Public Health Division and is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children.

Temporary Cash Assistance

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

General Relief provides time-limited cash aid for those who do not have dependent children. You must apply in person at a Human Services office.

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.