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DPSS Programs

We are proud to announce that we help 1 million people in Riverside County each year by offering vital services and programs that support and protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of children, adults, and families in our communities. We are to help you too! Please click here to learn more about our department’s various programs, what they can do for you, and how to contact us.

About Us

In 1923, with just two employees, Riverside County launched a public welfare program that now services over 1 million people each year! Nearly a century later, we are 4300 employees strong.

Children Services

Children Services partners with families, communities, and agencies to help children thrive and find the best outcomes – be it reunification with birth parents or finding permanent homes with adoptive families.

IHSS Public Authority

The Public Authority manages a public registry that matches Riverside County clients with a trusted in-home caregiver. The client decides which caregiver can meet their needs.

Collections Unit

If you have received overpayments and/or over-issuances from CalFresh, CalWORKs, Foster Care, or other Social Services, you should contact the Recovery Collections Unit.

Customer Surveys

Have you received Children’s Services, In-Home Supportive Services or assistance with benefits through our Self Sufficiency Division? We want to hear from you.

Additional Services

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is comprised of employees who work collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations to serve the needs of the community.

Adult Services

Older adults and those with disabilities deserve the freedom to live safely in the comfort of their own home. We believe in your right to dignity, to self-determination, and to live with as much independence as possible.


Our Self-Sufficiency program helps working-class people and families with low or no income find their path to economic independence. We offer access to food, housing, cash, child care, employment and health coverage assistance.

Contact Us

In the form included, fill out some information about yourself, and include details on how we can assist. We will get back to your as soon as we possibly can!

DPSS Department Numbers

This page will include phone numbers for many different departments such as Administrative Services, Non-Emergency Child Services, The Adoption Team, and more.

Reporting Fraud-Investigations

Public assistance programs are designed out of good-will to help those in need. Fraud and abuse diminish services for those who truly need them. Therefore, we take fraud and abuse seriously.