Adult & Aging Services

Adult Protective Services (APS)

APS helps elders (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled) when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. APS investigates allegations of abuse and neglect, including self neglect, and provides information and referral, assessment, and short term case management. These services are available to any elder or dependent adult regardless of income.

General Assistance (GA)

GA benefits offer financial assistance and emergency homeless assistance to disabled or unemployed single adults. GA also provides SSI advocacy, employment services, and burial assistance.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

IHSS is a program for services to low income elderly and disabled individuals and couples who need assistance in order to remain safely in their own homes. Disabled children with extraordinary need may also be eligible for IHSS. IHSS Social Workers make a home visit to determine eligibility and need for IHSS and complete an assessment of the applicant’s ability to complete activities of daily living.

Public Authority

Serves as the employer of record for collective bargaining for 1,400 IHSS providers in Mendocino County. The Public Authority Registry refers providers seeking work as an In Home Support Service care provider, all of whom have been fingerprinted, passed a criminal background check, and attended a program orientation.

Public Guardian/Public Administrator

The Public Guardian / Public Administrator Unit initiates the Court process to invoke and renew conservatorships, handles the affairs of individuals who die without family to administer their estates, and provides case management for conserved persons with mental health disabilities, dementia, or severe frailty.

Veteran's Services

The Veteran's Services program provides financial benefits, medical care, and counseling to eligible veterans and their dependents.

Continuum of Care for the Homeless

The Mendocino County Homeless Services Continuum of Care (MCHSCoC) is a collaborative of over thirty-one agencies throughout Mendocino County. The Collaborative Applicant for the MCHSCoC with monthly meetings at Mendocino County HHSA in Ukiah. Continuum activities include the Point in Time Census and Survey of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, Coordinated Entry, Permanent Housing, and collaboration toward securing and maintaining HUD funded housing projects for addressing homelessness in Mendocino County.

Ombudsman

The Lake and Mendocino County AAA Ombudsman Program provides a free and confidential service that maintains and improves the quality of life for residents in long-term care facilities.

Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging carries out a wide range of functions (advocacy, inter-agency linkages, information sharing, etc.) designed to develop or enhance comprehensive and coordinated community based services for all older persons, under the leadership and direction of the California Department of Aging.

Locations & Contact

Please note: Some programs and services may not be available at office locations listed below. Contact us at 707-463-7900 to verify locations and office hours.

Adult Protective Services 24-Hour Emergency Line: (877) 327-1799

Ukiah

747 S. State Street
P.O. Box 839
Ukiah, CA 95482

Phone: (707) 463-7900
Toll Free: (877) 327-1799
Fax: (707) 467-5886

 


Willits

472 E. Valley Street (formerly 221 S Lenore Ave.)
Willits CA 95490

Phone: (707) 456-3740
Fax: (707) 456-3741


Fort Bragg

764 S. Franklin Street
P.O. Box 1306
Ft Bragg CA 95437

Phone: (707) 962-1102
Fax: (707) 962-1140


Supportive Housing Program

Ukiah
Ukiah Community Center [Map]
888 N. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482

Phone: (707) 462-8879
Fax: (707) 462-0654

Willits
Willits Community Services [Map]
229 E. San Francisco Street
Willits, CA 95490

Phone: (707) 459-3333
Fax: (707) 459-0850

Ft. Bragg
Hospitality House [Map]
460 S. Franklin Street
Fort Bragg CA 95437

Phone: (707) 961-0172
Fax: (707) 961-0217