The mission of the Department of Social Services (DSS) is opening doors, building community, and being of service to County residents needing social, eligibility, or employment and training services.
The Department of Social Services, as part of the Health & Human Services Agency, exists to offer vital human services to the citizens of Nevada County.
To protect our community, The Nevada County Social Services Department is encouraging residents to apply for benefits on line or over the phone. Staff will be assisting customers via phone as much as possible.
To apply for public assistance benefits please apply online at BenefitsCal.org, or contact the department at (530) 265-1340.
Staff will be processing applications as normal and will contact you via phone if there is additional information needed.
If you have any questions about your ongoing benefits please utilize BenefitsCal.org to email your worker or call your worker directly. Your worker is listed on your case benefit paperwork.
If you need to drop off documents, there are drop boxes located at Brighton Greens and the Rood Center. The Brighton Greens building is closed to the public, but limited essential in-person services are available at the Rood Center. Face coverings are required at all county offices, and disposable masks will be offered to customers who don’t have one.
We encourage you to practice self-care by washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, sneezing and coughing in to a tissue, and by practicing social distancing and wearing a face covering when in public.
Thank you for helping us keep our community healthy.
Report Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse
Any concerned person can report known or suspected elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect. Reports can be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 530-265-1639 or 888-339-7248.