Human Services Team

The Human Services Team provides legal advice to the County’s human services departments that provide benefits and supportive services, including the Office of Supportive Housing and Social Services Agency (SSA).  The Office of Supportive Housing’s mission is to end and prevent homelessness by increasing access to housing and related supportive services.  SSA is composed of multiple departments that administer critical public benefit programs: the Department of Aging and Adult Services which administers the Senior Nutrition Program and In-Home Supportive Services; the Department of Employment and Benefit Services which administers Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKS, and General Assistance Programs; and the Department of Family and Children’s Services that protects children from abuse and neglect, and supports families in need.  Attorneys support the Human Services departments on a variety of issues including compliance with public benefit program requirements, data sharing, and new program development, in addition to supporting day-to-day operations by advising on workflows and data governance, drafting department policies, and assisting with service delivery contracting to increase access to services and supports. 


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