The Department of Social Services assists citizens in meeting their basic daily living needs through financial, nutritional, and medical assistance. The department promotes the well-being of citizens through social work services to strengthen families, protective services to prevent or remedy abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable children and disabled or elderly adults. Services include:
WIC - Administration of the Women, Infants and Children Program
Child Welfare - Protective Services for Children, Foster Care, Adoption, Crisis Intervention, court-ordered studies.
Adult Services - Adult Protective Services, rest home monitoring, group care placements, in-home care.
Public Assistance - Medicaid, Food Stamps, Work First Cash Assistance, Energy Assistance, Surplus Food Distributions, and Special Assistance for Home Care. Work ProgramsWork First and Food Stamp Employment and Training services for recipients of public assistance.
Day Care - Subsidized day care for public assistance recipients and working families with low incomes.
Preventive Services - Programs for children and adults who are at-risk of needing protection. Include programs for adolescent parents and at-risk youth.
Senior Services - Serving Seniors over 60 with four congregate meal sites, meals on wheels, and health promotion activities.