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Youth Services

County of Santa Clara Resource Families Provide Lifeline to Those in Need

In effort to assist youth in need, the County of Santa Clara's Department of Family and Children's Services implemented a state program, the Resource Family Approval Program, to provide a much-needed home for those individuals. The program also allows for emergency placements with relatives and unrelated extended family members.

Government Working For You


New Agricultural Detection Dog and Her Handler Take on Bad Bugs

Everest, a 2-year-old black lab, and her handler, Jana Labrucherie, are helping to protect California's multibillion-dollar agriculture industry by intercepting shipments of mangoes, guava and other fruit containing non-native insects and pests.


County's Road Maintenance Workers Rise to the Challenge of Relentless Winter Storms

While most of us huddled indoors during the nonstop storms that pummeled the Bay Area from Dec. 26 to Jan. 16, the people who maintain 660 miles of unincorporated Santa Clara County roads and expressways worked around the clock, in harsh conditions, to keep the public safe, from clearing roads of downed trees and mudslides to unblocking debris-choked culverts.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Immigrant Relations

A Welcoming Home in Santa Clara County

From October 2021 to September 2022, Santa Clara County welcomed more than 180 individuals and families from Afghanistan as part of the Operation Allies Welcome program. In 2023, the program is projected to serve an additional 200-250 refugees.