Health and Human Services Agency


Health and Human Services Sand Fire Services 2014-08-01 Health and Human Services Agency

El Dorado County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is a public agency that partners with the community on health and welfare issues. HHSA is made up of four divisions: social services, mental health, public health and community services. HHSA strives to help residents stay healthy and to attain and maintain self-sufficiency through a variety of health and human services.

Contact names and numbers for identified HHSA staff who will be able to assist citizens or direct calls to the appropriate staff following the Sand Fire, include:

  • Mental Health - Jamie Sambocetti  (530) 621-6339
    Mental Health has counseling services available for individuals impacted by the fire.

  • Community Services/Senior Nutrition – Michelle Hunter (530) 621-6161
    If you are 60 years of age and older, you are welcome to enjoy a meal in the company of other older adults. Congregate dining centers are located throughout the County. Lunch is served from
    12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Monday through Friday. Locations of meal sites can be found here or by calling (530) 621-6150.

  • Animal Services – Lisa Blake (530) 621-7638
    Mary Hill (530) 621-7636
    Animal Shelter – Allison Lozoya (530) 621-7631 or (530) 621-7639
    Animal Services can assist with reunification of owners/animals.

  • Public Health Preparedness & Response – Chris Weston (530) 621-6149
    Kristine Oase-Guth (530) 621-7582 

Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) provides outreach, training and education to individuals and groups to assist communities in preparing for a disaster. If you or your group are interested in learning more, please contact PHPR at 530-621-7580.