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IHSS - Public Authority

 Phone: (559) 852-4615

Fax: (559) 583-8217


About us

The Public Authority is a public agency created by state law to work in conjunction with Kings County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program. The purpose of the Public Authority is to help IHSS Consumers find providers so that they can remain safely in their homes.

What We Do

  • Recruit and screen Independent Providers for the Registry.
  • Operate a Registry of available Independent Providers for IHSS consumers.
  • Provide a list of screened Providers for Consumers to interview.
  • Help IHSS Consumers conduct interviews to choose a Provider.
  • Offer information and training for IHSS Consumers on how to hire and supervise Providers.
  • Provide training and peer support systems for Providers and Consumers.
  • Serve as employer of record of all Independent IHSS Providers for collective bargaining purposes. 
  • Provide employment verification to all IHSS providers
  • Processes Provider enrollment packets for IHSS recipients when a provider is hired
  • Contact for filing a Workman’s compensation claim