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Welfare & Social Services

The main functions of this division include eligibility determinations for assistance programs, child and adult protective services.

Apply online for CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal or CMSP/Path2Health.

Public Aid Services - CalWORKs
Sutter County developed its CalWORKs Welfare to Work Program in January 1998. This program provides temporary cash assistance to families with children while promoting self-sufficiency through employment and personal responsibility. Clients are actively encouraged to seek, obtain, and maintain employment.
Apply online for CalWORKs.
For further information call: 1-877-652-0735.

Employment Services
Services are available to participants to assist in transition from subsidy to self-sufficiency. Included are job screening, vocational training, employment counseling and placement. The Employment Service also administers employment services to non custodial parents in the Family Support Division of the Sutter County District Attorney's office.
For further information call: (530) 822-7133.  

Government insurance program providing medical assistance for individuals who meet specific criteria.
Apply online for Medi-Cal.
For information please call: 1-877-652-0735.

CMSP/Path2Health - County Medical Service Program
This program is comprised of 34 California counties to provide medical insurance to medically indigent adults with no other source of medical insurance.
Apply online for CMSP.
For information please call: 1-877-652-0735.  

CalFresh (Food Stamps)
The Federal CalFresh (Food Stamp) Program is designed to increase food purchasing for low income households in order to provide a more nutritious diet.
Apply online for CalFresh.
For information please call: 1-877-652-0735.  

General Relief
General Relief provides aid and care for indigent poor with no other means of support and who are NOT eligible for other federal, state or local programs. Unless verifiably incapacitated, recipients participate by working to repay the funds. Recipients must be Sutter County residents.

Public Guardian/Conservator
The Public Guardian/Conservator provides, through Court order, administration of estates and personal affairs of those who are deemed incompetent or gravely disabled.
For further information call: (530) 822-7250.

Social Services Unit
The Social Service Unit includes Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services, in addition to In Home Supportive Services, and Foster Care/Day Care licensing. The Social Service Branch also administers the Promoting Safe & Stable Families Program which provides funding for organizations to provide specialized services to community clients. For further information Please call (530) 822-7227.
To report child or elder abuse call - (530) 822-7227 (24 hrs), or click here to submit a report anonymously.

SUTTER COUNTY-Employment opportunities with the Welfare & Social Services Division and the Department of Child Support Services are handled by MERIT SYSTEM SERVICES. For information regarding current recruitments and to apply online, visit their website at

General Information

Sutter County Self-Assessment Project

The State of California, through Assembly Bill 636, officially recognized the State's intent and commitment to improve the services delivered to children and families. This bill requires each county in California delivering Child Protective Services (CPS) to families and children to review and assess their individual delivery of services. This self-assessment process will identify for each county the strengths and weaknesses in their service delivery system.

Contact Information
Assistant Director of Human Services: Lori Harrah
Address: 539 Garden Hwy, Suite C
Yuba City, CA  95991
Phone Number: 1-877-652-0735
TTY/TDD: (530) 822-7625
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