Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services in Yolo County

Call us at 1-800-630-2224 or 530-661-2676

What is THE Public Authority?

We are a public agency whose purpose is to improve In-Home Supportive Services in Yolo County.

The Public Authority operates a Registry to help elderly and disabled consumers find quality providers of In-Home Supportive Serivces.

The Registry is run by the Yolo County IHSS Public Authority and provides referral lists of screened and trained providers to IHSS consumers who want to hire a provider to assist them with personal care or domestic services. Potential providers complete an application, provide references, complete an eligibility form to work in California, sign permission for the Registry to conduct a criminal background check, pass tuberculosis, fingerprint, drug & alcohol tests, and attend an intake orientation and interview meeting.

Registry Staff interview potential providers and check work and personal references. After passing the eligibility requirements to become a Registry Provider, we enter information about the provider is entered into a computer database. When a consumer needs help we send the consumer a list of those providers who can best meet the consumer’s needs. The consumer is responsible for calling, interviewing and hiring the provider of his or her choice. The Registry does NOT hire providers. The Registry is a referral service. The Public Authority also provides consumer and provider training, negotiates for wages and benefits, and the Registry.

What is IHSS?

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is the program administered by the county that helps people who are elderly or have a disability who need assistance with personal care of domestic services to remain safely in their own homes with independence and dignity. IHSS pays providers to do domestic services such as cooking, shopping, and cleaning as well as personal care such as help with bathing, dressing and hygiene.

To be eligible for IHSS you must meet both income and disability requirements. If you are a Yolo County resident and you want to find out if you are eligible for IHSS, call IHSS INTAKE at (916) 375-6293.

Contact us:

Yolo County Public Authority
25 North Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Fax 530-661-2673