In-Home Supportive Services

Notice of Temporary Closure


Adult Services, at 808 E St., will be temporarily closed for construction beginning Nov. 6, 2017. We expect to be closed for approximately 6 weeks. During this time, our staff will be at the following location:
2440 W 6th St.
Eureka, CA

This building is located at the Humboldt Plaza, across from the Harley Davidson retail store. If you would like to reach us by telephone, please call us at 707-476-2100.

Purpose


In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a program directed by the California Department of Social Services that provides aid to blind, aged, and disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their own home without the aid of a care provider.

In Humboldt County, the Department of Health and Human Services manages the IHSS program. Humboldt County IHSS is committed to helping elders, disabled adults and disabled children in Humboldt County live to their highest personal potential in the least restrictive environment.

Services


Services provided by IHSS are based on need and can include:
  • Domestic services such as cleaning, meal preparation, and running errands
  • Personal care services such as grooming, bathing, and bowel and bladder care
  • Transportation to medical services
  • Protective supervision.

Staff


Designed as an alternative to costly out-of-home care such as nursing homes, the Humboldt County IHSS program has a team of Social Workers, Public Health Nurses, Mental Health Clinicians, Eligibility Workers, and Vocational Assistants who work together to determine the needs and eligibility of the applicant.