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The mission of the Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with the community, is to provide temporary support and assistance to low income families and individuals while helping them maximize their potential for economic security and self-sufficiency.
- Economic Security (formerly known as Income Maintenance)
- Family Services
- View the DHS Organizational Chart [PDF]
Service Integration Initiative
In the recent issue of the Journal of Family Strengths guest editor David Berns, director of DHS, presents a framework for redefining the role of governmental agencies beyond their day-to-day delivery of services to one that prevents the need for more intrusive and more costly interventions. Read the article: Service Integration Initiative: Is Our Business Family-Centered?