Human Services Agency

Director's Message

The Merced County Human Services Agency provides a wide array of support and assistance to residents of Merced County. Our mission is to improve the well-being of our community through service and partnership.
Programs include financial support for housing, food, healthcare and other necessities. We provide Foster Care and Adoptions Services, help for Veterans, support to help seniors remain safely in their own home, programs for the protection and support of vulnerable at-risk adults and children, support and training for those seeking employment, and programs designed to train and support mothers, fathers and other caretakers in raising their children.

We work to help advise and inform community members to aid them as they navigate through the many government and related programs they encounter as they seek to provide for themselves and their families.

We coordinate services with community partners including Education, Public Health, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (formerly known as Mental Health), WIC, law enforcement, housing services and many others.

We serve over fifty percent of our County residents each month. Some of our programs are specifically for low income families and individuals, but many of our programs can be used by anyone in the County.

We believe in the “no wrong door” concept. If you are in need of services, we will make sure you get to the right door.

If you would like more information on our Agency programs, please view our Agency Profile.
We are committed to making the lives of people in Merced County better.

Scott Pettygrove