Social Services, Department of

Department of Social Services (CDSS)

The mission of the California Department of Social Services is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence. CDSS is comprised of more than 4,200 employees who are responsible for the oversight and administration of programs serving California's most vulnerable residents.

General Information: 916-651-8848
Hearing Impaired: 916-653-7651
Fax: 916-651-8866

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Related Links

California Department of Social Services

The California Department of Social Services supports programs which serve more than eight million people across our state. This work, accomplished everyday ... http://www.cdss.ca.gov/

CDSS Forms and Brochures

California Department of Social Services Privacy Notice on Collection Effective: June 2016. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Privacy Notice  ... http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG183.htm

Residential Care

The services provided in these facilities vary according to the needs of the individual, but typically include help with medications and assistance with personal ... http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG12.htm

Children and Family Services Division

Division of California Department of Social Services responsible for programs and services for families and children, providing a statewide system for care ... http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/

Find Services

Visit e-benefits California website to pick your county of residence. You can apply in person at your county's local social service office(s) , which are listed by ... http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG181.htm

Care Providers

This Site California. CA.GOV | Welcome to the California Department of Social Services. CDSS · Find Services · Employment · Cash Aid · Food · Residential Care ... http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG182.htm

Info & Resources > CDSS Programs > Community Care Licensing

Department of Social Services Social Services. Menu Contact Search ... Notice Of Forms Changes · County Letters ... Child Welfare Services Regulations. http://www.ccld.ca.gov/

On-line Forms and Publications I - L

... LIC 184B (1/14) - Notification Of Incomplete Application - Family Child Care Home ... Requirements By Licensees To The State Department Of Social Services ... http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG166.htm