Merced County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Merced County California social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Merced County Human Services Agency Food Stamp Office 2115 Wardrobe Avenue Merced CA 95341 209-385-3000


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Atwater Housing Authority 2870 Crest Road Atwater CA 95301 209-358-1284

Dos Palos Housing Authority 21227 Reynolds Avenue Dos Palos CA 93620 209-392-2665

Merced County Housing Authority 1005 8th Street Livingston CA 95334 209-394-8626

Merced County Housing Authority 405 U Street Merced CA 95341 209-722-3501