St. Johns County Social Services Department was created in 1978 and administers the County's assistance program aimed at reducing social and economic dependency and providing interim medical and other related services to needy individuals and families who are residents of St. Johns County. Assistance is supplemented with referrals to appropriate local, state, or federal agencies.
St. Johns County Social Services was established by the Board of County Commissioners to serve as a safety net, not ongoing assistance.
The mission of the St. Johns County Department of Social Services is to reduce social and economic dependency by providing a bridge of interim medical and other available services to qualified individuals and families who are residents of St. Johns County.
St. Johns County Department of Social Services will address those needs by partnering with other service providers to maximize service delivery and insure the most efficient and effective use of resources by eliminating the duplication of services.