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Social Services

With Efficiency, Integrity and Compassion,
Our Mission is to:
  • Promote Social and Economic Self-Reliance; and
  • Protect Those Who Are at Risk 

Information About Health Care Coverage

For Information about
Health Care Coverage
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Resource Directory for Older Adults

New! For Lake and Mendocino Counties Senior & Disabled Resources, please click this link: Resource Directory for Older Adults 


Adult Protective Services Brochure

A program of the Lake County Department of Social Services (LCDSS)
For a copy of this brochure please click this link:  APS Brochure

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Customer Satisfaction Survey!

If you would like to complete a customer satisfaction survey, please click the link below:

English - Customer Satisfaction Survey 
Spanish - Encuesta de Satisfaccion de los Clientes


Apply for Benefits Online with C4Yourself®!

Apply for Cash Assistance, Food Stamp and Medical programs!  C4Yourself ® is an online application system that allows you to apply for benefits.  This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe. 

Click here to go to the C4Yourself® page:

Foster A Child

Safely Surrendered Baby Law

The Safely Surrendered Baby Law provides a safe alternative to abandonment of a new born baby. The intent of the law is to provide freedom from prosecution and maintenance of confidentiality for the individual safely surrendering a baby within 72 hours of birth at a designated safe surrender site.

A New statewide toll-free hotline (1-877-BABYSAF) or (1-877-222-9723), provide safe surrender site locations throughout the state.  In addition to the hotline the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) also offers safely surrendered baby publications that provide information about the law.  These materials, as well as additional information about the law, may be accesses at their website at

Lake County Children's Report Card - First Update!

To download the Children's Report Card Update click on the link below:
Lake County Children's Report Card 2007 Update


Lake County Office of Education PAL Program Report

To view or download the PAL Program Report, click on the link below:
Lake County PAL Report 2014

Housing Discrimination

Equal Housing Logo

Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your civil rights have been violated, you can file your fair housing complaint online by visiting the HUD Housing Discrimination Complaint page.

Voter Registration

Your voice counts. Please exercise your right to vote.

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