DHS has been meeting the publicly funded human service needs of Allegheny County residents since 1997. We are dedicated to meeting these needs through an extensive range of information exchange, prevention, early intervention, case management, crisis intervention and after care services. DHS is always innovating. We value our ever-growing partnerships and input from the community as we work to improve our services and operations every day. There are many ways to reach out for assistance and to help shape the future of human services. You can learn about them in this section.


The mission of the Department of Human Services (DHS) is to create an accessible, culturally competent, integrated and comprehensive human services system that ensures individually tailored, seamless and holistic services to Allegheny County residents, in particular, the county’s vulnerable populations.