Social Services

Social Services

Douglas County Social Services (DCSS) offers supportive services to county residents in need of assistance. Through individualized case planning, we design a program specifically for an individual’s unique needs and situations. Individuals and families can expect to be empowered with the tools and support necessary for long-term self-sufficiency.

Need Assistance?

Call to schedule an appointment and file a DCSS General Application to discuss your needs with a caseworker. We are committed to supporting you.

We are the primary entry to and provide eligibility evaluation for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet Voucher Program. 

Documentation Needed

  • One form of identification for all household members, i.e., driver's license, birth certificate, etc. 
  • Proof of current Douglas County residency dated within the last 30 days, i.e., current utility bill, rental receipt, invoice, etc., in the applicant's name. 
  • Verification of income from within the last 30 days for all household members, i.e., pay stub, SSI/SSDI Benefit Award Letter, TANF, unemployment, child support, etc.
  • Bank Statement/ Direct express statement dated within the last 30 days for the applicant.
  • Completed DCSS General Application.

Our Guidelines

Douglas County Social Services is a Community Action Agency, mandated by state law and funded by tax dollars, as well as local, state, and federal grants. Guidelines for eligibility for assistance to the county's residents are set by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and our funders. DCSS prohibits discrimination against any person due to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.

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Contact Us

Jodi Qualls

Jodi Qualls - Social Services Manager

Physical Address: 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423


Ph: (775) 782-9825

Fx: (775) 782-9874

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Friday

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.