Safety Net

County Appoints New Deputy Director of Social Services Agency

June 20, 2024

Duffy has served as the County’s chief children’s officer for the last two years. She has more than a decade’s experience of improving the lives of children and families and making the programs that serve them more effective and responsive.

County of Santa Clara Encourages California Public Utilities Commission to Preserve Landline Service for Residents

June 18, 2024

The County of Santa Clara has been advocating on behalf of residents and fighting to preserve landlines, particularly for those who live in disaster-prone areas with unreliable cellular service. In a report to the Board of Supervisors on June 18, County leaders detailed the latest advocacy efforts asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to deny AT&T’s request to withdraw from being a designated carrier that is required to provide basic telephone service.

The Senior Nutrition Program

May 22, 2024

The County has provided older adults with nutritious meals and activities at Senior Nutrition Program sites since 1973. The program started with 12 congregate meal sites, serving a total of 800 meals per day. Today, there are 37 meal site locations across Santa Clara County that serve more than 1.8 million meals a year.