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Social Services

Humboldt County Department of Social Services
Administration: (707) 476-4700
Benefits Line: 877-410-8809
929 Koster Street, Eureka CA 95501

Adult Protective Services
707-476-2100
808 E street, Eureka CA 95501
Adult Protective Services (APS) provides protective services to elders (65 and older) and dependent adults (18-64) who are unable to protect their own interests or to care for themselves. The State of California provides direction and law on how counties are to meet this goal.
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CalFresh
(877) 410-8809
929 Koster Street, Eureka CA 95501
Formerly called food stamps, CalFresh provides eligible households with an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card that works just like a debit card and can be used at most grocery stores and farmers markets to ensure access to healthy foods. CalFresh is a nutrition supplement and is not intended to meet a family’s entire food need.
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CalWorks
(877) 410-8809
929 Koster Street, Eureka CA 95501
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is California’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program. CalWORKs provides temporary financial assistance and employment focused services to families with minor children who have income and property below state maximum limits for their family size.
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Child Welfare Services
Administration: 707-388-6600
Report Abuse 24/7 (707) 445-6180
2440 6th St. Eureka, CA 95501
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General Relief
(877) 410-8809
929 Koster Street, Eureka CA 95501
The General Relief program is a county-funded general assistance program for indigent county residents that offers repayable benefits. General Relief is not an entitlement program. To be eligible to receive General Relief, an individual must meet restrictive income and property limits.
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In-Home Support Services (IHSS)
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a program directed by the California Department of Social Services that provides aid to blind, aged, and disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their own home without the aid of a care provider.
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Medi-Cal
(877) 410-8809
929 Koster Street, Eureka CA 95501
Eligibility for the state Medi-Cal Program is determined through the Department of Health & Human Services Social Services. Medi-Cal benefits are administered locally through Partnership HealthPlan of California. Medi-Cal serves low-income individuals and families.
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Mobile Outreach Program
(707) 441-4650
Mobile Outreach provides residents the opportunity to access county services without traveling to Eureka. Visitors to the Mobile Outreach bus can be assisted with applications for the CalFresh and Medi-Cal programs, as well as receive referrals for a range of services that support veterans, older adults, families and individuals. In their visits to outlying communities, Mobile Outreach is regularly joined by staff from the Mental Health, Public Health and Social Services branches.
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Street Outreach Program
(707) 441-4614

Public Guardian
(707) 445-7343
1105 6th Street
The Public Guardian Office serves as conservator for people with various types of impairments. The office also acts as the representative payee for people deemed by the Social Security Administration to require having an agency act as the Payee to provide money management services.
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Transportation Assistance Program (TAP)
(707) 269-4106
929 Koster St. Eureka, CA 95501
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Veteran’s Service Office
(707) 445-7611
1105 6th St Suite F Eureka CA, 95501
The Humboldt County Veterans Service Office assists veterans, their dependents and survivors, and the general public in obtaining benefits from federal, state and local agencies administering programs for veterans. We provide advocacy to the veteran community regarding entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefit programs.
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Welfare-to-Work
707-268-3400
Welfare-to-Work is a program within the CalWORKs that assists families in becoming self-sufficient through employment. All adults in the family, or assistance unit, are required to participate in the development of, and participate in, their unique employment plan for self-sufficiency. The plan is prepared following state requirements, the individual’s unique skills and incorporates local employers, nonprofit agencies, and education/training resources. Welfare-to-Work offers numerous services to assist families become self-sufficient.
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Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
(707) 445-6255
317 2nd Street
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding women and children under the age of 5 who have a nutritional need. WIC is a federally funded program, administered by the California Department of Health Services.
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Updated 11/05/2020