The Lake County Department of Social Services (LCDSS) supports programs which serve thousands of people across our county. Our staff work diligently to connect Lake County residents in need with programs that provide assistance with food, housing, and employment services. LCDSS also provides services and oversight to at risk children and the elderly.
With efficiency, integrity and compassion, our mission is to promote social and economic self-reliance and protect those who are at risk.
The LCDSS Director is responsible for the management, organization, and direction of the Social Services Department. The LCDSS Director reports directly to the Lake County Board of Supervisors and works closely with the Lake County Administrative Office and other County departments to address community concerns, maximize the effectiveness of County services, and ensure adequate funding for mandated and discretionary Social Service programs. The Director personally oversees three Deputy Division Directors, Housing and Area Agency on Aging Program Manager, the Senior Administrative Assistant and the Administrative Senior Staff Services Analyst. Leadership and management meetings, and all-staff meetings are facilitated by the Director on a regular basis.
In addition to specific LCDSS functions, the Director is also designated as the:
- Executive Director of the Lake County Housing Commission
- Lake County Public Administrator
- Lake County Public Guardian/Conservator
- A First Five Lake County Commissioner
- Executive Director of the Lake/Mendocino County Area Agency on Aging