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The Department of Human services is the largest state agency in Oklahoma. DHS provides a wide range of assistance programs to help Oklahomans in need including: food benefits (SNAP); temporary cash assistance (TANF); services for persons with developmental disabilities and persons who are aging; adult protective services; child welfare programs; child support services; and child care assistance, licensing and monitoring. DHS also handles applications and eligibility for Sooner Care, the state’s Medicaid program offering health care to families with low incomes.
Adult and Family Services
Adult and Family Services (AFS) staff provide access to programs and services that actively support safety, health, independence and productivity for children, adults, and families at risk or in need.
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) provides vulnerable adults protection from abuse, neglect or exploitation and offers services. The services help with proper medical care, self-maintenance skills, personal hygiene, adequate food, shelter and protection.
Aging Services Division (ASD) helps develop systems that support independence and help protect the quality of life for older persons as well as promotes citizen involvement in planning and delivering services.
Phone: (405) 521-2281Fax: (405) 521-2086
Child Care Services
Child Care Licensing helps ensure trained supervision, nutrition and education for children while their parents or caregivers are at work, in training or receiving an education. Child Care Subsidy manages contracts with providers who receive subsidy payments.
Child Care Licensing
Phone: (405) 521-3561
Child Care Subsidy
Phone: (405) 521-3931
Child Support Services
Child Support Services promotes healthy families by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing reliable support while encouraging self-sufficiency and strengthening relationships.
Child Welfare Services
Child Welfare Services improves the safety, permanence and well-being of children and families involved in the Child Welfare system through collaboration with the families and their community.
Dr. Deborah Shropshire
Phone: (405) 522-1487
Fax: (405) 521-4373
Developmental Disabilities Services
Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) serves persons ages 3 and up who have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities. Persons served may also have other developmental disabilities in addition to intellectual disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, etc.
Finance and Administration
Finance and Administration influences the future of DHS through ethical and effective leadership; serve as a catalyst for constructive change, to ensure the integrity of financial information needed for decision making, and measure program financial performance to achieve desirable results.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management delivers professional human resource services in partnership with other divisions in support of the DHS mission. Its goal is to provide innovative human resources solutions and exceptional customer service.
Phone: (405) 521-3646
Fax: (405) 521-6902
Legal Services provides legal advice and representation to DHS administrative and program activities. It includes the Legal Unit, Appeals Unit and Office of Administrative Hearings: Child Support.
Office of General Counsel Legal ServicesDepartment of Human ServicesPO Box 25352Oklahoma city, OK 73125-0352
Office for Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights monitors compliance with federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination involving clients, vendors and employees. The office also responds to client, vendor and employee requests for reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990..
Office of Client Advocacy
This office provides advocacy assistance, conducts investigation and maintains grievance programs to promote client safety and independence and the delivery of OKDHS programs and services in a fair, honest and professional manner..
Phone: (405) 522-2720
Fax: (405) 522-2680
Office of Communications
The Office of Communications conveys the DHS mission and informs the public, media and other groups about programs, services and accomplishments of the agency. This office oversees the DHS website, social media presence and ensures employees are fully informed through various internal communications and trainings.
Chief of Strategic Engagement
Office of Community and Faith Engagement
The Office of Community and Faith Engagement (OCFE) leads the department’s efforts to build and support partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in order to better serve individuals, families and Oklahoma communities.
Office of Information and Referral
This office supports the Director of Human Services by responding to inquiries from clients, foster parents and external customers. The staff has a general overall knowledge of DHS programs and operations..
Phone: (405) 521-2779
Fax: (405) 521-3146
Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General oversees and preserves the integrity of DHS programs and services through prevention, detection and prosecution of fraud, waste or abuse by DHS clients, vendors, employees or the general public..
Phone: (405) 522-5880
Office of Performance Outcomes & Accountability
This division provides quality business solutions in support of OKDHS programs and services to accomplish the agency mission.
WE IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF VULNERABLE OKLAHOMANS BY INCREASING THEIR ABILITY TO LEAD SAFER, HEALTHIER, MORE INDEPENDENT AND PRODUCTIVE LIVES