Contact the Department of Human Assistance

General Information and Referral

For general information about DHA programs and services, to find out where to apply, or to contact your caseworker, call: (916) 874-3100 or (209) 744-0499 


If you are having difficulty obtaining needed services within the department, email the Ombudsperson at or call:
(916) 875-3555 


Report issues with this website
By email:

Job Central 24-Hour Job Line

Informational 24-hour job line for public assistance recipients to get current information about job openings and referrals, Job Talk schedules and locations call :
(916) 875-3333  

Welfare Fraud Hotline

Report suspected welfare fraud to the Department of Human Assistance program Integrity Division:

By phone: (916) 875-8908
By email: