Welcome to the home page of the Department of Social Services of San Luis Obispo County
Below we provide a brief description of our programs, services as well as links to the websites of our partners. Choose the program or service that you want and click on the link to find more information.
Click here for information about the new law, called Fostering Connections to Success(AB 12) , which extends Foster Care benefits beyond 18 years of age.
Cash aid and Welfare to Work services that promote self-sufficiency for families with children in need.
Click here to go to CalWORKs.
Help to pay for health and medical care for children and families, and for aged and disabled adults.
Click here to go to Medi-Cal.
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES
Services that provide safety and stability for children at risk of abuse and neglect and, when possible, keep them in their own homes.
Click here to go to Child Welfare Services.
To report suspected child abuse or neglect in SLO County call: 24-hour Child Abuse Reporting hotline 805-781-KIDS (5437) or 1-800-834-KIDS.
Information for Mandated Reporters:
Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) form 8572
Mandated Reporter resources
Aid to children placed in Foster Care.
Click here to go to Foster Care.
Financial assistance for families to eliminate barriers to adoption.
Click here to go to Adoption Assistance.
PROTECTIVE SERVICES FOR ADULTS
Protective services for dependent adults and seniors.
Click here to go to Protective Services for Adults.
Aid for individuals and families that do not qualify under any other program.
Click here to go to General Assistance.
IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
Domestic care for seniors and disabled persons.
Click here to go to In-Home Supportive Services.
KINSHIP GUARDIANSHIP ASSISTANCE
Cash aid for children cared for by non-parent relative caretakers
Click here to go to Kin-GAP.
Food assistance for low income households.
Click here to go to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM
Life skills education and support for current and post-foster care young adults between the ages of 16 and 21.
Click here to go to the Independent Living Program.
CALIFORNIA ASSISTANCE PROGRAM for IMMIGRANTS
Cash aid for aged, blind or permanently disabled lawful permanent residents.
Click here to go to CAPI.
Click here to see the San Luis Obispo County Child & Family Services Self-Assessment Report for 2011
Click here to view the Department's most recent Semi-Annual Report which provides information on the progress of the main points of focus in each area of the department for the most recent six month period.
The Department of Social Services partners with other departments, agencies and the community to provide help to the people of San Luis Obispo County. Below are links to the websites of those who work in partnership with us to provide helpful resources for adults and seniors, children and families and the homeless. Click on a link below to go to one of these websites:
Adult Services Policy Council
Bridging Poverty Campaign
Children's Services Network
Commission on Aging
Homeless Services Coordinating Council
211 Resources Line
Click here to go to the San Luis Obispo County home page
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