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Placer County to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Health and Human Services Center in Auburn

Feb 06, 2024 09:27AM ● By County of Placer News Release

Outside view of the new health center. Photo courtesy of Placer County

AUBURN, CA (MPG) - Placer County will celebrate its new Health and Human Services Center, a “one-stop” service center for Auburn and the foothills area, at a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Government Center campus.

The 142,000-square-foot facility consolidates existing staff and services from six divisions and is the county’s first zero-net-energy facility, generating as much electricity as it consumes over the course of a year through the use of photovoltaic panels. HHS services – from mental health and substance use treatment to child abuse prevention, health education, public benefits and more – will begin operation in the new building over the course of the next month.

The new center was collaboratively designed to streamline access to services with features that are both welcoming and cutting-edge: a central lobby, large training and meeting spaces for county and community use, flexible office space for about 450 staff who will occupy the building, a two-story open space area dubbed “Collaboration Street” that promotes integration between program teams, a play area for children, outdoor patios for visitors and county employees and a river-themed landscape entry.

Placer County Health and Human Services Center

 Inside of the new health center. Photo courtesy of Placer County

WHAT: Placer County will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Health and Human Services Center at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn. 

WHO: Presenters will include Placer County Executive Officer Jane Christenson, Placer County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Rob Oldham, Placer County Department of Facilities Management Director Steve Newsom, Placer County District 4 Supervisor and Board Chair Suzanne Jones, District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson, District 3 Supervisor Jim Holmes, and a former HHS client.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: 11434 B Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603 (The ceremony will also be livestreamed on Facebook).