It is with great pride that I welcome you to the Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) website. In collaboration with our many partner agencies, the department is committed to providing quality and efficient services to the citizens of Butte County. Our staff of dedicated professionals strives to create new and innovative ways to serve the public. I invite you to use this website to learn more about the many excellent employment and social service programs that are offered through the department.
Cathi Grams, Director /Public Guardian / Public Administrator
The Options for Recovery (OFR) Program is a program that recruits and trains foster parents and relative caregivers in Butte and Glenn Counties to care for children aged 0 to 60 months who are alcohol/drug exposed and/or HIV positive. The OFR Program is a collaborative effort with staff from Children's Services, Butte County Public Health, and the Glenn County Human Resource Agency.
Services to help the elderly and
persons with disabilities to live
safely in their own homes. Investigates reports of elder or dependent adult abuse and neglect.
Investigates child abuse and neglect and works to preserve or restore family stability.
CalWORKs provides temporary financial assistance and employment-related services to needy families with minor children.
Helps low-income people buy
the food they need to remain healthy.
Medical coverage is available, including Medi-Cal, Expanded Medi-Cal, Health Care Reform Options, and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP).
The County Veterans Service Office is an office established by the Butte County Board of Supervisors to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors, and the general public in obtaining benefits from federal, state, and local agencies administering programs for veterans.
General Assistance provides three months of cash assistance to eligible, employable adults and provides longer-term assistance to eligible adults who are temporarily disabled or who are awaiting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) approval.
Butte Community Employment Centers - One Stops.
Each Butte Community Employment Center provides a wide variety of employment related services to both job seekers and employers, and a connecting point between the two.
See a full list of Butte Community Partners.