Social Services


The Department of Social Services (DSS) is the largest department within the Health & Human Services Agency, which also encompasses: Ambulance Billing Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, and Veterans Services. 

The mission of the Tuolumne County Department of Social Services is to provide appropriate services to individuals and families to enhance self-sufficiency. Such services include financial assistance, medical benefits, in-home care for the elderly and disabled, employment and training services, and protective services for children and adults.

DSS Bldg

Reporting Abuse

Tuolumne County DSS is committed to the safety and welfare of every individual, and takes reports of neglect of abuse seriously. 

  • If you suspect abuse and/or neglect of an adult, please complete this SOC 341 form. 
  • If you suspect abuse or neglect of a child, please complete a Suspected Child Abuse Report SCAR form.

Service Delivery

Quality services shall be provided efficiently, effectively, and humanely without discrimination. Services shall be provided so as to encourage self-respect and self-reliance with regard for the preservation of a safe and stable family life. 


The Department of Social Services includes the following programs: 


Adult Services

 Children's Services

 Public Assistance (Eligibility)

Adult Protective ServicesChild Welfare ServicesCounty Medical Services
Program (CMSP)
In-Home Support Services (IHSS)Foster Home LicensingCalFreshWelfare to Work
Public GuardianIndependent Living ProgramCalWORKs 
Representative Payee Program Medi-Cal