About Social Services Advisory Board (SSAB)


The Advisory Board shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide program, policy and process advice on how to move people from welfare dependency to self-sufficiency.
  • To review and make recommendations on welfare reform measures.
  • To review and provide advice on policy and program changes related to the prevention of welfare fraud.
  • To evaluate and make recommendations on the implementation procedures of State or federally mandated program changes.
  • To review and make recommendations regarding the provision of public welfare and welfare to work services, with a view towards reducing dependency upon welfare, increasing self-sufficiency, and improving family well-being.
  • To perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Supervisors.
  • At the request of the Board of Supervisors or the Chief Administrative Officer, the Advisory Board may be involved in review and comment regarding Agency budgets and impacts of the County budget on programs and services within the Advisory Board=s jurisdiction.
  • To review and make recommendations on new public welfare and welfare to work policies and programs within the Agency.  Any policy or program advice by the Advisory Board, which impacts the administration of the County, will be referred to the Chief Administrative Officer for his/her review and comments.
  • To recommend means of improving services and/or facilities within the jurisdiction of the Advisory Board at the request of the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency, the Chief Administrative Officer or the Board of Supervisors.

Meeting Date and Location

Second Thursday of every month; 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Health Services Complex (Map/Directions)
3851 Rosecrans Street, (San Diego Room)
San Diego, CA 92110

Contact Person

Gabriela Romero
Health & Human Services Agency, Mail Stop: W-414
Email: Gabriela.romero@sdcounty.ca.gov