Mission & History

Our Mission

The mission of the Public Authority is to enhance the availability and quality of IHSS, to give consumers and providers a voice in IHSS and Public Authority policy, program development and operations, to provide consumers with access to IHSS providers who meet consumers’ service needs and to provide services that support a positive and productive relationship between the consumer and provider.

Our History

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors established the Contra Costa In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority in 1998 according to Welfare and Institutions Code section 12301.6 to provide for the delivery of In-Home Supportive Services.  These services include operating a Registry of Providers to refer to IHSS Consumers, providing access to training for IHSS Providers and  Consumers, and acting as the employer of record for IHSS Providers for the purpose of bargaining for wages and benefits for IHSS Providers with the Provider Union.

The Contra Costa In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority is a public entity separate from the Contra Costa County, but works as a partner with the IHSS Program in serving IHSS Providers and Consumers.