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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