Founded in 1996, the Health and Human Services Agency offers a range of medical care and social services throughout San Diego County, Calif. The agency conducts home-based assessments to provide services for senior citizens. It also offers information on issues related to parenting practices, health education and protective custody for expectant mothers. The agency s behavioral health care program includes therapeutic treatment and crisis interventions services. It also operates a hot line for children affected with substance abuse and neglect. The agency works to prevent epidemics and the spread of diseases, protects against environmental hazards, and promotes the development of healthy lifestyles. It also offers financial and food assistance and employment services. The agency operates mental and public health care clinics and centers throughout the United States. It employs nurses, mental health care professionals, and social and welfare workers. The Health and Human Services Agency is located in San Diego.