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The Human Services departments build strong communities by enriching the quality of life for individuals and families in Riverside County. Our vision is to create an environment in which all of our residents, from newborns to senior citizens, enjoy a sense of safety, support and well- being.

Our department coordinates programming and funding through the offices and organizations listed below.

Child Support Services

The Department of Child Support Services works with parents and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support. Services provided include establishing paternity; establishing, modifying and enforcing court orders for child support and health coverage.


First 5

Children are learning from the moment they’re born. First 5 Riverside works in partnership with our community of service providers to ensure young children and their families have the resources they need to build a strong foundation for success.

First 5

Housing and Workforce Solutions

The Housing and Workforce Solutions department transforms and promotes healthy, thriving communities, reignites hope and restores human dignity through housing assistance, homeless prevention and workforce development programs.

Housing and Homelessness

Office of Aging

The Office on Aging offers safety net services, like food, utility and housing support for vulnerable older persons and adults with disabilities in Riverside County.


Public Social Services

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services provides services and assistance to protect and empower vulnerable people in our community. Services include temporary financial assistance, employment services and nutrition benefits for qualified families and individuals. The department also offers low-income individuals and families access to health care coverage and provides protective services for children and adults at risk of abuse and neglect.

Child in classroom

Veterans’ Services Office

Riverside County’s Veterans’ Services Office promotes and honors all veterans. The department works to enhance veterans’ quality of life, and that of their dependents and survivors, through counseling, claims assistance, education, advocacy and special projects.

Veteran Event

Registrar of Voters

The Registrar of Voters ensures a fair electoral process conducted with the highest professionalism, with neutrality and non-partisan decision-making. 

Ballot box