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Important Announcement

SSA Service Centers are temporarily closed. We are still available to help you meet many of your essential service needs without interruption by phone and online.

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The County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency's mission is to provide resources and opportunities in a culturally responsive manner to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting, educating, and empowering individuals and families. Our vision is to serve, empower, and transform.


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Public Charge is a legal term that describes certain immigrants who the Federal Government believe may become dependent upon the government. Every family’s situation is different, we encourage residents to consult with legal service providers when making decisions for themselves and their families.
Learn more about Public Charge and the free help available
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All children need and deserve a safe, loving, nurturing, accepting and consistent place to live where they can thrive and mature. A Resource Family provides a home for a child to do just that. If you have room in your heart and home, Choose to be a Resource Family. We need you!
Learn more about becoming a Resource Family

Visit the Caregiver Supports webpage
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COVID-19 testing is free, easy, and safe. With more than 50 sites open across the community, the County of Santa Clara continues to help more people get tested for COVID-19.
Learn more about COVID-19 Testing and Locations
County of Santa Clara Intern & Earn: Are you looking for a summer job? Come apply for a paid summer internship. Positions are available across the county.
Learn more about Intern & Earn

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