If your family is struggling, the Department of Human Services (DHS) can help connect you with programs, services, and resources you may need.
Programs & Initiatives
Private: DHS Out-of-School-Time (OST) Providing free high-quality after-school programming and summer camp opportunities for children.
DHS housing programs Providing housing and support services for DHS-involved families and older youth aging out of DHS.
Truancy Intervention and Prevention Services (TIPS) Helping youth improve school attendance to avoid trouble with law enforcement.
Family Empowerment Services (FES) Enhancing families' ability to provide for their children's well-being.
Parenting education and support Offering classes and resources to parents and foster parents who are struggling.
E3 Power Centers Working with local providers to help older youth attain their educational, career, and personal goals.
Support for incarcerated parents
DHS is committed to working with incarcerated parents. Just because you are behind bars doesn’t mean you lose your right to be a parent. Here are some tips and resources for you to continue an active role in your child’s life.