Riverside County

Riverside County DPSS – Benefits, Phone Number & Address

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) helps low-income families and individuals access benefits programs like CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, GAIN, General Assistance. In addition, the DPSS provides other social assistance services, including Disabled Adults & Seniors Services, Family Support, Foster & Adoption, and Housing Help. In this post, we are going to describe the Riverside County DPSS benefits and how to apply. We will also provide DPSS office locations near you, including the phone number and address information.

Table of Contents:

  • Riverside County DPSS Benefits
  • Phone Number for Riverside County DPSS
  • How to Apply for DPSS Benefits
  • Riverside County DPSS Office Locations

Riverside County DPSS Benefits

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) offers Medi-Cal health insurance, CalFresh food assistance, CalWORKs cash assistance for families, and General Assistance.

In addition, the DPSS assists customers in the following areas:

  • Family Support
  • Foster & Adoption
  • Crisis Support
  • Job Services
  • Housing Help
  • Seniors & Disabilities
  • Community Outreach

Here’s a description of some of the benefits programs supported by the DPSS:

Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Federal Medicaid program. Medi-Cal offers no-cost and low-cost health coverage to eligible people who live in California.

For more about DPSS Health Care benefits, click here.

CalFresh

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a nutrition program that supplements a low-income family’s food budget in order to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition.

CalFresh can only be used to purchase food items and beneficiaries receive benefits electronically on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

For more about DPSS Food and Nutrition Assistance, click here.

See our detailed description of the CalFresh program in Riverside County and how to apply here – CalFresh Eligibility and How to Apply in Riverside County.

CalWORKs

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program provides temporary financial assistance and employment-focused services to families with minor children who have income and property below State maximum limits for their family size.

If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing, or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help.

Participation in the GAIN program is mandatory for all CalWORKs participants unless exempt. GAIN provides employment-related services to CalWORKs participants.

For more about DPSS CalWORKs benefits, click here.

Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows the homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) receiving CalFresh benefits to use their California EBT cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants.

See our detailed description of the RMP in Riverside County, eligibility, and participating restaurants here – Restaurants that take CalFresh in Riverside County.

Phone Number for Riverside County DPSS

The DPSS Customer Service Center (CSC) is a single point of contact for benefit programs, including:

  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal
  • General Relief

Hours of Operation — excluding holidays:

Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

DPSS Phone Number: Self Sufficiency – (877) 410-8827

Other Phone Numbers

Administrative Services — (951) 358-3000

Non-Emergency Children’s Services — (951) 358-5650

Adoption Team — (951) 358-3555

Adult Protective Services — (800) 491-7123

In-Home Supportive Services / Public Authority — 1-888-960-4477

Riverside County DPSS Social Media Contact Information

You can also keep in touch with the DPSS through their social media channels.

In addition, you can use social media to contact the DPSS if you are unable to reach them by phone.

Here are the DPSS Social Media Channels:

How to Apply for DPSS Benefits

There are three ways to apply for DPSS benefits

Apply On-Line with Your Benefits Now

The easiest and quickest way to apply for DPSS benefits is online at BenefitsCal website.

BenefitsCal is a website for Riverside County Residents to apply for and to view their benefits online.

Currently, BenefitsCal supports CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Relief, and MediCal applications.

To create a BenefitsCal account, see our post on How to Create a BenefitsCal Account.

For help logging into your account, see our post on BenefitsCal Account Login help.

To visit the BenefitsCal website, click here.

Apply By Phone

Additionally, you can apply for benefits with the DPSS by phone.

Call the Customer Service Center at 1-877-410-8827 to have an application mailed to you.

Apply In Person

Lastly, you can apply for DPSS benefits in person at any Health & Human Services Agency Office.

You can pick up a paper application at your local DPSS office, complete it and drop it off at the same location.

To find the nearest DPSS Office, see below.

Riverside County DPSS Office Locations

Here is a list of Riverside County DPSS office locations. For each location listed below, we have provided the address, phone number, and benefit programs offered.

Banning

63 South 4th Street
Banning, CA 92220

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(951) 922-7005

Services:

    • Self-Sufficiency
    • CalWORKs
    • GAIN
    • CalFresh
    • Medi-Cal

Blythe

1225 W. Hobsonway
Blythe, CA 92225

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
(877) 410-8827

Fax Number
(760) 921-5720

Services:

    • Self Sufficiency
    • CalWORKs
    • GAIN
    • Medi-Cal
    • CalFresh

Cathedral City

68615 Perez Road
Suite 9A
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(760) 770-2380

Services:

  • Self-Sufficiency
  • CalWORKs
  • GAIN
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Coachella

1283 6th Street
Coachella, CA 92236

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
(877) 410-8827

Fax Number
(760) 262-8485

Services:

  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • General Assistance
  • Medi-Cal
  • Child Care
  • Welfare to Work

Desert Hot Springs

65753 Pierson Boulevard
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
(877) 410-8827

Fax Number
(760) 773-6858

Services:

  • CalWORKs
  • Medi-Cal
  • CalFresh
  • GAIN

Hemet

541 N. San Jacinto Street
Hemet, CA 92544

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(951) 791-3020

Services:

  • Self-Sufficiency
  • CalWORKs
  • GAIN
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Indio

44-199 Monroe Street
Suite D,
Indio, CA 92201

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(760) 863-2864

Services:

  • Self-Sufficiency
  • CalWORKs
  • GAIN

Lake Elsinore

1400 W. Minthorn Street
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Office Hours
The office at 1400 W. Minthorn Street is closed until further notice after a recent fire and flooding in the building.

Contact
In-Home Supportive Services — IHSS Home Line – (888) 960-4477
Children’s Services — 951-600-6600
Self Sufficiency — (877) 410-8827 – Customer service Line

Fax Numbers
(951) 245-3157
(951) 245-3159

Services:

  • In-Home Supportive Services
  • Children’s Services
  • CalWORKs
  • GAIN
  • Medi-Cal
  • CalFresh

To report suspected abuse/neglect against adults call Adult Protective Services at 800-491-7123.

Moreno Valley

12625 Heacock Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(951) 486-7664

Services:

  • Self-Sufficiency
  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Mecca

91275 66th Ave.
Ste 100
Mecca 92254

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
877-410-8827

Fax Number
760-863-7354

Services:

  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Norco

517 W Parkridge Ave
Norco, CA 92860

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(951) 272-5482

Services:

  • Self-Sufficiency
  • CalWORKs
  • GAIN
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Perris

201 Redlands Ave
Perris, CA 92571

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(951) 940-6610

Services:

  • Self-Sufficiency
  • CalWORKs
  • GAIN
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Riverside – La Sierra

11060 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(951) 358-7417

Services:

  • Self-Sufficiency
  • CalWORKs
  • GAIN
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Riverside – Jurupa

5961 Mission Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92509

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
1-877-410-8827

Fax Number
(951) 509-8178

Services:

  • Self-Sufficiency
  • CalWORKs
  • GAIN
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Temecula

43264 Business Park Drive
Suite 102
Temecula, CA 92590

Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone Number
(877) 410-8827

Fax Number
(951) 600-6484

Services:

  • CalWORKs
  • CalFresh
  • Medi-Cal

Riverside County DPSS Summary

We hope this post on Riverside County DPSS was helpful.

Questions?

If you have further questions about Riverside County DPSS, CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or other benefit programs, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about CalFresh and CalFresh EBT, including:
Emergency Allotment for CalFresh
Restaurants that Take CalFresh in Riverside County
CalFresh Riverside (Guide)
How to use SNAP at Trader Joe’s in CA

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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