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Social Services

Due to the COVID-19 precautionary measures that Elko County is taking, public access to the Social Services Department is closed until further notice.

The Social Services Department will still be accepting applications for assistance through electronic means. Please complete the application for assistance under Links & Forms and submit the application with the required supporting documentation listed on the front of the application. You may submit your application through email at  or fax at 775-738-5984.

Please keep in mind that it can take up to 30 days to approve or deny your application.

Elko County's goal is to eliminate homelessness through interim assistance and move low income individuals and families towards self-sufficiency and a better quality of life.

Elko County Social Services does not have "emergency or immediate" help.  Eligibility for services must be established through the application process with an appointment.

Funding for the County programs comes from sales tax and ad valorem taxes (property taxes), as well as from various State and Federal Grants.

Our trained staff is available to assist you with any questions.  Through case management, we can direct and make referrals to other community agencies that provide services to needy families and individuals.

Elko County Social Services is committed to serving individuals and families in need, and strives to make the process as easy as possible.  Applications and further information may be obtained from the Elko County Social Services office or on this web page.