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The Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Human Services. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Human Services. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Oregon’s principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.


The majority of the DHS budget is spent directly in Oregon communities by providing direct services to more than one million Oregonians each year. These services provide a key safety net for those in our society who are most vulnerable or who are at difficult places in their lives.


Services are provided through five program areas: Developmental Disabilities, Aging and People with Disabilities, Child Welfare, Self- Sufficiency and Vocational Rehabilitation.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E15, Salem 97301-1097
Telephone: 503-945-5944
Fax: 503-581-6198
General E-mail: dhs.info@state.or.us
Contact: Erinn Kelley-Siel, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Jennifer Bittel
Records Officer E-mail: Sue Nelson
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 409.010
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog