Riverside County social services offices that offer access to food, housing and health services are returning to normal business hours on Thursday July 1st 2021.
Most lobbies will re-open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hours of public access had been temporarily reduced to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Last year, DPSS provided one million people with access to health and human services in the nation’s tenth most populous county. At the height of the pandemic, Riverside County saw a 20% increase in people seeking help.
People who were laid off, lost their businesses, and came down with Covid-19, will need continued support through programs such as job training, and assistance with food, housing, child care and taxpayerf-funded health benefits.
As onsite locations return to pre-pandemic hours, county officials are urging residents to access services by internet or phone and to schedule an appointment when possible.
Apply for and manage food, cash and health benefits 24 hours a day on C4Youself.com or by using the C4Yourself mobile app. Questions? Call 1-877-410-8827.
Fully vaccinated visitors and DPSS employees are not required to wear facial coverings inside DPSS offices but facial coverings are encouraged. Public health safeguards, including screening questions, hand sanitizer stations and plexiglass shields at counters have been installed.
For all office locations please visit http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/office-locations.
Photo of a social worker chatting with a client.
Photo from Riverside County Department of Public Social Services.