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Human Services

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 SAR 7 report due in January, please complete that process as soon as possible and approved benefits are scheduled to be issued February 1-10.
New applications continue to be accepted and processed, and expedited service is available, as usual.
The EBT system continues to be operational and the majority of stores will continue to accept EBT.



There is an EBT scam to steal your benefits!  If you’ve received a text or phone call asking for your personal information, contact your county or EBT customer service right away. Your county and the state will never text or call you requesting your personal information such as your EBT card number and your personal identification number (PIN).

Never give out your personal information to anyone, or you could have your benefits stolen and they cannot be replaced.  Keep your EBT card number and PIN a secret.  Never give out your social security number, EBT card number or PIN to anyone.

EBT Customer Service: 877-328-9677
Placer County Human Services: 888-385-5160 or 916-784-6000

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.

Healthcare Coverage

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

If you need information about affordable healthcare click here to go to Covered CA, California’s healthcare marketplace.

 Covered California

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 and 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

For families: 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.

Division Leadership

  • Amanda Sharp
    Director, Human Services
  • Susan Kimbley
    Assistant Director, Human Services