Oklahoma Human Services is the largest state agency and provides a wide range of assistance programs to help Oklahomans in need. Programs include: food benefits (SNAP); temporary cash assistance (TANF); services for persons with developmental disabilities and persons who are aging; adult protective services; child welfare programs; child support services; and child care assistance, licensing and monitoring. Oklahoma Human Services also handles applications and eligibility for Sooner Care, the state’s Medicaid program offering health care to families with low incomes.
Adult and Family Services
Adult and Family Services provides access to programs and services that actively support safety, health, independence and productivity for children, adults, and families at risk or in need.
Deborah Smith, Director
Phone: (405) 521-3646
Child Care Services
Child Care Licensing helps ensure trained supervision, nutrition and education for children while their parents or caregivers are at work, in training or receiving an education. Child Care Subsidy manages contracts with providers who receive subsidy payments.
Brittany Lee, Director
Child Care Licensing
Phone: (405) 521-3561
Charles Pruett, Program Manager
Child Care Subsidy
Phone: (405) 521-3931
Child Support Services
Child Support Services promotes healthy families by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing reliable support while encouraging self-sufficiency and strengthening relationships.
Renee Banks, Director
Phone: (405) 522-2273
Child Welfare Services
Child Welfare Services improves the safety, permanence and well-being of children and families involved in the Child Welfare system through collaboration with the families and their community.
Tricia Howell, Director
Phone: (405) 522-1487
Community Living, Aging and Protective Services
Community Living, Aging and Protective Services is dedicated to developing systems that support independence and quality of life for older Oklahomans and protecting vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Jeromy Buchanan, Director
Phone: (405) 521-2281
Developmental Disabilities Services
Developmental Disabilities Services serves persons ages 3 and up who have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities. Persons served may also have other developmental disabilities in addition to intellectual disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, etc.
Beth Scrutchins, Director
Phone: (405) 521-6267
Financial Services influences the future of the agency through ethical and effective leadership; serves as a catalyst for constructive change, ensures the integrity of financial information needed for decision making, and measures program financial performance to achieve desirable results.
Kayla Urtz, Director
Phone: (405) 521-3557
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management delivers professional human resource services in partnership with other divisions in support of the agency's mission. Its goal is to provide innovative human resources solutions and exceptional customer service.
Tommi Ledoux, Director
Phone: (405) 521-3646
Legal Services provides legal advice and representation to agency administrative and program activities. It includes the Legal Unit, Appeals Unit and Office of Administrative Hearings: Child Support.
Ronald Baze, Chief Counsel
Office of General Counsel Legal Services
Department of Human Services
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0352
Office for Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights monitors compliance with federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination involving clients, vendors and employees. The office also responds to client, vendor and employee requests for reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Marla Stripling, Civil Rights Administrator
Phone: (405) 521- 6829
Office of Client Advocacy
This office provides advocacy assistance, conducts investigation and maintains grievance programs to promote client safety and independence and the delivery of agency programs and services in a fair, honest and professional manner.
Joe Dewey, Director
Phone: (405) 522-2720
Office of Communications
The Office of Communications conveys the agency's mission and informs the public, media and other groups about programs, services and accomplishments of the agency. This office oversees websites and social media presence and ensures employees are fully informed through internal communications and trainings.
Elizabeth Logan, Director
Media Inquiries: (405) 313-8215
Strategic Engagement leads the agency's efforts to build and support partnerships to better serve individuals, families and Oklahoma communities.
Jami Majors, Director
Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General oversees and preserves the integrity of programs and services through prevention, detection and prosecution of fraud, waste or abuse by clients, vendors, employees or the general public.
Tony Bryan, Inspector General
Phone: (405) 522-5880
Innovation Services proactively assists divisions with measurement and evaluation, new ideas and continuous process improvement.
Jami Ledoux, Director
This division provides quality business solutions in support of programs and services to accomplish the agency mission.
Russell Boyd, Director
Phone: (405) 521-3601