Department of Social Services

About Us

Message from the Director


I hope that you find our web site easy to navigate and that the information presented here is informative and useful to you.

The Department of Social Services provides many protective and supportive services aimed at assisting members of our community in their efforts to be safe, healthy and empowered as they face the challenges and opportunities of life.  Also, we are part of a larger network of providers in the County, working together for the benefit of our community.          

Our staff are your neighbors and friends and we are here to help you with your needs, whether that be in the form of direct services or referrals to other organizations in the community.  If you are not able to find the help you need on this site, please call 805-346-7108 and let us know what you need so we can get you connected with that resource. 

Daniel Nielson, Director


Our Executive Staff 


Terrie Concellos
Deputy Director
Administrative Services
(805) 681-4620



Maria Gardner
Deputy Director
Economic Assistance/Strategy & Innovation
(805) 346-8289


Ken Jensen, Psy.D
Deputy Director
Employment Services
(805) 346-7312


Delfino Neira
Deputy Director
Adult & Children Services
(805) 681-4485




Daniel Nielson


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