Drowning is Preventable
In California, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related deaths among
children under the age of five. Each year, near-drowning incidents result in
out more about how to raise awareness on this issue, and remind parents and
caregivers that drowning is preventable.
Don’t be the victim of a scam to steal your EBT benefits!
If you receive a text or phone call asking for your personal information, DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION. No legitimate state or county representative would ever ask for your PIN. If you think your benefits may have been stolen, you should immediately call the customer service telephone number on the back of your EBT card, at (877) 328-9677 or contact your county. Learn more about protecting your EBT Card.
Important Information Regarding Immigration Services for DACA and TPS
On January 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced it would resume accepting and processing DACA renewals immediately in response to a federal court order. The California Department of Social Services is currently contracting with non-profit legal services organizations throughout the state to provide legal assistance, including application fee assistance, to individuals eligible for DACA renewals.
Additionally, If you have temporary immigration status through the federal Temporary Protected Status program, we encourage you to explore other immigration status options. It is important to explore your options now, far in advance of the program ending, because accessing other options may take some time. The California Department of Social Services has funded organizations that can assist you. These organizations have met high professional standards, and are located in the communities they serve.
A list of Immigration Services Contractors is available here.
County Letters and Notices via Subscription Service Now Available
CDSS is now using a subscription services for County Letters and Notices. If you would like to receive County Letters and Notices, please sign up by filling out the subscription information. To set up your subscription visit our Letters and Notices page.
Electronic Timesheets for IHSS Providers
In-Home Supportive Services
Providers have the
option to use Electronic Timesheets.
Find out how to enroll in the Electronic Timesheet System.