Social Services

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to help our community be safe, supported, and self-sufficient. 

Our offices are open: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

To apply for benefits, schedule or reschedule an appointment, report changes, submit a document, or contact a county worker:

Call: 760-924-1770
Apply Online: 

Civic Center: 1290 Tavern Rd., Mammoth Lakes CA 
Bridgeport: 37 Emigrant Street, Bridgeport CA 
Walker: 107384 Hwy 395, Walker CA

Mail: PO Box 2969, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Fax: 760-924-5431

Applications are also available in a dropbox outside the main entrance of the Mono County Civic Center at 1290 Tavern Road in Mammoth Lakes. Please return completed applications to the locked dropbox in the same location.


Adult Protective Services

The Adult Protective Services Program (APS) provides services to correct and prevent conditions causing dependent or elder adults to be abused, neglected, or exploited.  

24 hour Hotline to confidentially report suspected child or adult abuse: 800-340-5411

If you are a mandated reporter, please call the Hotline to make your report as soon as possible, then complete form SOC 341 (linked at the bottom of this page) and FAX to: (760) 924-1721. For a definition of mandated reporter, please see page 8 of form SOC 341, or Welfare & Institutions Code section 15630(a). If you are not a Mandated Reporter, please make your report by calling the Hotline.

Free training for mandated reporters:

  Senior Programs

We offer a wide array of services to older adults. Our goal is to help older adults live healthy, independent lives. Programs include nutrition/food programs, transportation, senior center activities, the healthy ideas program, and other information and assistance.

In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) 

The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to you so that you can remain safely in your own home. To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, or disabled, or blind.  Disabled children are also potentially eligible for IHSS.  IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.

Mono County Access & Functional Needs (AFN) Registry

This registry website allows residents with access and functional needs an opportunity to provide location and contact information to emergency response agencies so those agencies can better serve them in a disaster or other emergencies.


If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, or if you are a child who is being maltreated, contact your local child protective services office or law enforcement agency so professionals can assess the situation.

Please call our 24 hour Hotline to report suspected child or adult abuse at 1-800-340-5411. Fax Number 760-924-1721. 
Your report is confidential and can be anonymous.

Mono County Child Welfare Services (CWS) is committed to excellence in the delivery of culturally competent, family-centered and child-focused protective services.



California Parent and Youth Helpline

Foster Care

Child Welfare protects children from abuse and neglect. We work with families to ensure the safety of their children and to assist them in reaching their full potential. When children cannot be cared for by their families due to safety issues, we place them with families that can provide a temporary to lifelong commitments to them. We work in collaboration with the community toward healthy independence for families and their children.”

Resource Family Approval Program (RFA)

RFA is a new family-friendly and child-centered caregiver approval process that combines elements of the current foster parent licensing, relative approval, and approvals for adoption and guardianship processes and replaces those processes


If You See It, Report It!
It’s Up To You To Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse…

Mono County takes reports of fraud seriously and investigates all reports thoroughly.

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