The In-Home Supportive Services Program helps pay for services provided to individuals to remain safely in their own home. More than 26,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) care recipients live in Santa Clara County, where many of them are looking to hire caregivers to provide authorized care services for them.

Anyone who has caregiving experience can enroll to become an IHSS Independent Care Provider (IP) with Public Authority Services by Sourcewise. Public Authority Registry is always looking for new IPs to add to the Registry of available IPs for IHSS care recipients. Members of the Registry must complete an enrollment process, which includes a Department of Justice background check.

The Registry is a referral service that provides an individualized list of pre-screened and vetted IPs to IHSS care recipients who need to hire an authorized IP.

Dorothy, an IHSS IP, enjoys being a part of the Registry and stated,

“Being a provider has been a wonderful experience…my goal is to help and be of assistance to others and this program allows me to feel whole.”

IHSS IPs may work for one or more care recipients, depending on their availability. For those who work more than 35 hours on a monthly basis, IHSS IPs can receive medical, dental, and vision benefits – all for only $25 per month. All IHSS IPs are eligible for a free VTA SmartPass to access bus and light rail systems throughout Santa Clara County. All IHSS IPs can sign up for free training classes and learning opportunities to improve their caregiving skills and get paid $14.62 per hour, plus the possibility of overtime.

To learn more about the process in becoming an IP, visit the Public Authority Services by Sourcewise Registry’s webpage at