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
About DHS
DHS Mission, Values and Vision

Mission Statement | Key Values | Vision Statement


Mission Statement

We improve the quality of life of vulnerable Oklahomans by increasing people’s ability to lead safer, healthier, more independent and productive lives.


Key Values

We protect and serve
vulnerable adults and children and reduce the risk of harm to individuals and families.

We treat everyone with courtesy, promote mutual respect and honor individual and cultural differences.

We build on the strengths in each family. Healthy families are the foundation of a healthy society.

We promote honest, dependable and compassionate relationships and partnerships to build healthy families and communities.

We deliver prompt, accurate and courteous service in a fiscally responsible manner.

Vision Statement

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services promotes:

An engaged local community;

A community is a place or group of people that promotes individual responsibility and the shared responsibility for the care of its vulnerable members. Interdependent, trustworthy relationships form healthy communities that meet the needs of its members.

DHS will be a trustworthy, dependable, participating member of the communities we serve. The healthy relationships we develop promote individual, family and child well-being. OKDHS will be flexible in the development and delivery of meaningful services.

Creative solutions to complex challenges;

DHS will
continually seek new solutions that help the individuals and families we serve.

A technological advantage;

DHS will
operate with greater knowledge, efficiency and effectiveness through improved technological solutions that add value to services and reduce costs.

Positive outcomes; and

DHS will
equip individuals and families to make life choices that help them lead safer, healthier, more independent and productive lives through education and training.

Partnerships with others.

DHS will
partner with public and private organizations to produce the best outcomes possible for the individuals and families we serve.

Mission Statement | Key Values | Vision Statement | Child's Passport

Last Updated:  3/14/2014