In Home Supportive Services - County of Santa Cruz


In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority for Providers, is the employer of record, and provides services that support a positive and productive relationship between recipient and provider.


In-Home Supportive Services Program for Recipients helps the elderly and disabled to remain at home when they are not able to fully care for themselves by paying for a variety of services including domestic and personal care.


IHSS Public Authority Advisory Commission is a volunteer advisory board which meets to make IHSS program recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Meetings are open to the public.

What's New

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Free Training!

Understanding the Aging Process 
August 21, 2024, 1 to 2 pm on Zoom
This class delves into the biological, psychological and social aspects of growing older.
To learn more and to register for this online session, click to access a flyer in ENGLISH or in SPANISH. 

Timesheet Training

Visit the CDSS IHSS Provider Resource page for webinars and information on how to complete your paper or electronic timesheet.

Provider Resources

As part of being an IHSS provider, you are automatically represented by SEIU Local 2015 for wages, benefits and certain terms of employment. Visit for resources available to all IHSS caregivers.

You are also eligible to join the SEIU Local 2015 as a union member. For information regarding SEIU 2015 membership, see the Membership Form or call the Member Action Center at 855-810-2015. Learn more at:

Additional Resources

Santa Cruz Access Guide

IHSS Provider MOU (PDF, 484 KB)