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DHS Offices

  • Executive Office
    Responsible for directing the overall policy, administration and operation of DHS, its offices, programs and services, and for ensuring that the department meets the human service needs of Allegheny County residents. Members of the DHS executive office staff also provide leadership and support for various multi-system, collaborative efforts.

  • Office of Administrative and Information Management Services (AIMS)
    Provides administrative and information-management support services for DHS and its offices, staff and service providers. 
  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
    Provides services to adults age 60 years and older to help them maintain their independence and safe, healthy lifestyles.
  • Office of Behavioral Health (OBH)
    Provides supports for services to adults, young adults and children with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 
  • Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF)
    Mandated by law to protect children from abuse and neglect. Provides a wide range of preventive, protection, and supportive services to work with children and families, with emphasis on family preservation. Provides direct services through caseworkers, case aides, and a network of contracted agencies.
  • Office of Community Relations (OCR)
    Responsible for strategic communications and public education efforts for the Department of Human Services. 
  • Office of Community Services (OCS)
    Provides services, programs, and opportunities that enable low-income and vulnerable individuals and families in Allegheny County to become more self-sufficient.
  • Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation (DARE)
    Supports and conducts research to produce community-ready information about the work of DHS.
  • Office of Intellectual Disability (OID)
    Provides services for citizens with a diagnosis of intellectual disability through assessment, coordination of treatment, rehabilitation and support services.

Related Information

pdf.gif DHS Offices, Bureaus and Senior Staff of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Official names of the offices and bureaus that comprise DHS and the individuals who oversee them.

DHS Office Profiles 
One-page overview of the office and a more detailed description of the office including legal mandates, administration, fiscal and client statistics, programs and services, and contact information.

pdf.gif DHS One-page Summary 
Includes annual totals for budget, persons served, providers and staff, contact information and an overview of the services offered through DHS offices. 

pdf.gif DHS Organizational Chart