General Information

Contact Dept

  • Address:
    2135 Fresno Street, Suite 100
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • DSS Case Information:
    (559) 600-1377 or toll-free (877) 600-1377. To speak to a worker call (559) 600-9980 or toll free (855) 832-8082 between 7:30am-4:30pm.
  • Child Protective Services Hotline:
    (559) 600-8320 and / or (559) 266-2463 Fax Number
  • Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services Hotline:
    1 (800) 418-1426 or (559) 600-3383 or (559) 230-1976 (Fax Number)
  • Email Department

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Welcome to the Department of Social Services

The Fresno County Department of Social Services (DSS) serves some of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the State of California. Our programs are designed to promote services to ensure that individuals and families will be safe, self sufficient, healthy, out of trouble at home, in school or at work.

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Important Phone Numbers

Child Protective Services Hotline:

 Phone (559) 600-8320

Children's Mental Health Crisis Services:
  Phone (559) 600-6760
DSS Service Center:
    Phone (559) 600-1377
    Phone (877) 600-1377
Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services:
  Phone (800) 418-1426 or
Phone (559) 255-3383
Information about your Cash, Food, or Medi-Cal case:

Get answers to your most frequently asked questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our automated system:

Phone (559) 600-1DSS (1377) 
Phone Toll-free: (877) 600-1377

Access your case online at:  

If you need to speak to a worker, simply call (559) 600-9980 or toll free
1-855-832-8082 between 7:30 am-4:30 pm and any worker who answers the phone will be able to assist you.

For Inter County Transfers, please call (559) 600-5700.

New Documents
   DownloadReport 2011 Child Welfare Annual Report