Health and Human Services Agency

Margaret Williams

(530) 642-7164

Community Invited to County Health and Human Services Agency Open House Events

September 12 in South Lake Tahoe and September 21 in Diamond Springs

Connections matter. During the month of September 2018, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is hosting two Community Open House events to connect with its neighbors, local families, agency partners and other community members. "The goal of these events is to help residents and agencies learn more about the many programs and services we offer, particularly those that may benefit them or someone they know, and to work together to support healthy, resilient people and communities," said Patricia Charles-Heathers, Director of HHSA.  

People of all ages and from all areas of the County are encouraged to attend. The events are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the El Dorado County Behavioral Health facility, located at 1900 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe, AND
  • Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the El Dorado County Animal Services facility, located at 6435 Capitol Avenue in Diamond Springs

The free community events will include fun and interactive information displays, free screenings, hands-on activities, door prizes & refreshments, sign-ups for some programs on the spot, program staff to answer questions or help with referral, and more. 

Representatives from many HHSA programs will be on hand during the Open House events to meet with individuals, and share information and resources in an engaging way. Service programs scheduled to be at the events include Animal Services, Public Health, Behavioral Health, Alcohol and Drug Programs, CalFresh, Employment Services, Foster Care, Senior Services, Adult Protective Services, Nutrition Programs and many more.   

The Open House events will feature a "Superhero" theme to be incorporated into displays and staff attire. "Those who attend the event are also encouraged to dress up as a superhero that is meaningful to them," said Charles-Heathers. "We are reminding everyone that a superhero does not always wear a cape. A superhero can be anyone who inspires us, such as a nurse, emergency responder, mentor, teacher, parent, grand parent, care provider, and others. We want to celebrate the heroes in each of us and those who have made a difference for us." Participants of the event who dress up as their favorite superhero will receive an extra chance to win a door prize.  

For more information about the many services of HHSA, visit:


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