Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org
The Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan
An Improvement Plan for Child Welfare Services
Contact the Director

You may contact the Director’s Office by phone at 1-877-751-2972 or email 8-5, Monday - Friday.


Ask Director Lake a question

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Director’s Listening Sessions - Main Topics 

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Domestic Violence Resources Oklahoma Safeline 1-800-522-SAFE (7233)



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Would you like to foster or adopt?

Today, many children in Oklahoma’s foster care system need an adoptive family. If not adopted, these children will enter adulthood without a permanent family connection. And, we always need more foster homes.




To find the DHS county office nearest you...

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How Do I...  

Adopt a child

Apply for child care benefits

Apply for a child care provider contract

Apply for child support services

Apply for developmental disabilities services

Apply for food stamps

Become a foster parent

Compare nursing homes

Request foster care information

Update DDSD Waiting List Contact Info


  Home for the Holidays

On any given day, there are more than 200 children in emergency children’s shelters all across this state. 


During the Christmas season, DHS wants Oklahomans to remember these children and think about hosting children in their homes. 


If you are interested in getting involved in helping children in DHS custody, find a contact in your area.

Other Services

Child Care Locator/Summary of Facility Monitoring

Child Support/TANF Debit Card

EBT Child Care Provider System 

EBT Participating Merchants

SNAP (Food Stamp) EBT Card

Report Fraud

More Online Services



A Partnership for Adoption  

A Child Who Hopes

A Child Who Hopes: Getting a Forever Home


KSWO-TV in Lawton has partnered with DHS to help promote adoption of children in DHS custody.

The station will air a monthly series, "A Child Who Hopes: Getting a Forever Home," that will air the first Tuesday of each month on the station's 6 p.m. newscast. The stories will feature a child or children who are legally eligible for adoption.


To learn more about the new series, follow this link to the KSWO website.

News Releases

DHS joins initiative to improve health of older Oklahomans Dec. 9, 2014 – The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) is joining an effort to help improve the health of older Oklahomans.


Applications available for aging academy Dec. 8, 2014 – The award-winning Oklahoma Aging Advocacy Leadership Academy (OAALA) is accepting applications for its class of 2015. OAALA provides free training for individuals to become volunteer community leaders and advocates for Oklahoma's aging population. Applications are being accepted until Dec. 31, 2014.


Other Resources

2013 Annual Report


Last Updated:  12/11/2014