Our mission is to lead in the creation and delivery of services that improve the quality of life for our community. We focus on providing benefits and services to families in need.


There are various assistance programs from food, employment, home weatherization, home energy and more, San Joaquin County Human Services Agency is ready to help.

Services and Programs


CalWORKs provides temporary financial assistance and employment related services to families with minor children. Homeless Assistance is included in this program.


The CalFresh program (previously Food Stamps) is a nutritional assistance program designed to help single people and families with little or no income to buy food.


The Medi-Cal program pays for health care for certain needy residents of California, including public assistance recipients.

Children's Services

Children’s Services Bureau receives reports 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, of suspected child abuse, neglect and exploitation. If intervention is required, the Bureau conducts an assessment of the family. If the child is in danger of continued abuse and neglect, including physical, emotional/mental, neglect, abandonment and sexual abuse, either in-house family maintenance services or juvenile court intervention are provided. Such intervention attempts are made to remedy the situation without compromising the safety and well-being of the child.

Food Assistance

In addition to CalFresh program, there are other food assistance programs such as Meals on Wheels, Congregate Nutrition Sites and Brown Bag Program information. Please click on the Learn More button to read more about these programs.

Welfare to Work

Welfare to Work is an Employment Program designed to help adults receiving CalWORKs cash aid prepare for work and find a job.

Energy Assistance

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can offer income-eligible residents of San Joaquin County a credit to their utility bill. Residents may also qualify for the Weatherization Program, which provides free long term energy-saving home improvements.  

In-Home Care

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home..

General Assistance

The County General Assistance (GA) program provides loan assistance to indigent individuals and families in temporary need of housing and/or food. General Assistant is totally funded and administered by the County of San Joaquin.

Helpful Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline

(209) 468-1333

Elder Abuse

(209) 468-3780 or
(888) 800-4800

Fraud Hotline

(209) 953-7733