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The County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency accomplishes our goals through these departments:

Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

The DAAS strives to ensure a safe and independent lifestyle for older adults, dependent adults, and the disabled. We provide congregate and delivered meals daily, In-Home Supportive Services, act on reports of abused dependent adults and older adults, and manage probate conservatorships, mental health conservatorships, decedent cases and trusts.

Department of Employment and Benefit Services (DEBS)

The DEBS works to transition public assistance recipients to employment and eventual self-sufficiency and to ensure that low-income individuals and families receive necessary health, nutrition, financial and employment services.

Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

The DFCS ensures that any child or youth who is at risk or has suffered abuse or neglect is safe, cared for and in a stable, loving family. We work to strengthen families by helping them reach their unique potential.

Veterans Services Office (VSO)

The VSO helps veterans, military personnel, and their families obtain federal, state, and local benefits earned through active-duty military service. Our state and nationally accredited Veteran Services Representatives also aid clients to navigate the complex process of securing compensation benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA).

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The County of Santa Clara's Adult Protective Services (APS) program helps elder and dependent adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. APS investigates reports of abuse and provides services to prevent and remedy abuse or neglect.

Watch our recent Social Services Agency Speaker Series event here - find out what it's like working for SSA!

You can make a direct impact on the lives of members of the Santa Clara County community. Click here and see all the current open recruitments for jobs in departments that are part of our social services effort. 

Find your fit with the County of Santa Clara!


Lisa Moreno

Hear from Leslie

“My manager and supervisor have curated a team that helps and supports each other and makes me feel valued." 

Leslie Sanchez | Office Specialist II

Lisa Moreno

Hear from Lisa

"I have enjoyed working with the Veteran Community and their families. It has been an honor to give back to the Veterans and I really enjoy working in the Veteran Services Office with all my co-workers."  

Lisa Moreno | Veterans Services Representative II

Maryknoll Manay

Hear from Maryknoll

"The tools and programs SSA provides us embraces the mission to help promote individuals and families reach self-sufficiency. Everyone is open-minded and given feedback to help grow in their career. I feel supported in knowing I am valued by management and my team around me." 

Maryknoll Manay | Eligibility Worker III

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The County of Santa Clara's Public Guardian (Probate) Program serves adults with cognitive impairments by managing their personal and financial needs.

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