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The mission of the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency is to provide resources and opportunities in a culturally responsive manner to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting, educating and empowering individuals and families.

Our vision is to serve, empower, and transform.


Continuing to serve the residents of Santa Clara County

The County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency (SSA) is committed to providing high quality services to all our eligible residents, including many immigrant families and individuals. We encourage all residents in need of our services and aid to continue to access SSA’s services and service centers.

The wellbeing of our County improves when all residents have timely access to needed services. SSA facilities in Santa Clara County will continue to provide resources and aid in an environment that is safe for all residents who are eligible and in need of our programs, regardless of immigration status, ability to pay, race, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Federal policy suggests immigration agents should avoid stopping, searching or arresting immigrants in social service centers, except in limited circumstances. SSA rigorously protects our clients’ privacy and will not share private information we receive during the application process. People seeking service will only be asked about immigration status to see if they are eligible for benefits. The federal government does not access our systems for immigration enforcement action. SSA service centers in Santa Clara County remain welcoming and open to all residents in need in our community and we encourage residents to utilize these resources.

For information about how to protect you and your family during immigration raids, go to the Know Your Rights page. For legal resources related to immigration visit the County’s Immigration Legal Services page.



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An information & referral database of health and human service providers in Santa Clara County

Safe Surrender Baby Alternative

Welfare Fraud Tip Line
If you suspect fraud or abuse of any public assistance programs please contact:

For Medi-Cal Fraud Contact:
  • Department of Health Care Services
    (800) 822-6222

Around Our County

Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation
Welcome to all 28 wild and wonderful parks of Santa Clara County!

Santa Clara County Animal Shelter
Our mission is to ensure and protect the health and safety of the people and animals of unincorporated Santa Clara County.


Families with Children

    • Central County
      (877) 962-3633
      1867 Senter Road
      San José, CA 95112
      Bus Route: 73
    • DFCS General Information
      (408) 501-6300
    • North County
      (408) 278-2400
      1330 W Middlefield Road
      Mountain View, CA 94043
      Bus Route: 32
    • South County
      (408) 758-3300
      379 Tomkins Court
      Gilroy , CA 95020
      Bus Route: 17

In-Home Care

  • (408) 792-1600

Adoption & Foster Parent Recruitment
(408) 299-KIDS

Foster Youth Services (CC25I)

Investigation of Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect




SSA General Information
(408) 755-7100

Clients & Community Comments Line
(408) 755-7770 or email

Juvenile Welfare Office of the Ombudsman (DFCS)
(408) 993-4114

Speakers Bureau/
Community Outreach &Events
(408) 755-7760

Media Inquiry Line
(408) 755-7760

SSA Human Resources
(408) 755-7130

Labor Day
September 2nd
Social Services Agency
333 West Julian
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 755-7100
Mon-Fri (8:00AM - 5:00PM)