The Department of Human services is the largest state agency in Oklahoma. DHS provides a wide range of assistance programs to help Oklahomans in need including: 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. DHS 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 (AFS) staff provide access to programs and services that actively support safety, health, independence and productivity for children, adults, and families at risk or in need.
Patrick Klein, Director
Phone: (405) 521-3076
Fax: (405) 521-4158
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) provides vulnerable adults protection from abuse, neglect or exploitation and offers services. The services help with proper medical care, self-maintenance skills, personal hygiene, adequate food, shelter and protection.
Jeromy Buchanan, Director
Phone: (405) 522-2528
Aging Services Division (ASD) helps develop systems that support independence and help protect the quality of life for older persons as well as promotes citizen involvement in planning and delivering services.
Jeromy Buchanan, Director
Phone: (405) 521-2281
Fax: (405) 521-2086
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.
Dr. Deborah Shropshire, Director
Phone: (405) 522-1487
Developmental Disabilities Services
Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) 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 DHS 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.
Cathy Menefee, 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 DHS mission. Its goal is to provide innovative human resources solutions and exceptional customer service.
Stacy Pederson, Director
Phone: (405) 521-3646
Legal Services provides legal advice and representation to DHS administrative and program activities. It includes the Legal Unit, Appeals Unit and Office of Administrative Hearings: Child Support.
Ronald Baze, Director
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..
Phone: (405) 521-3529
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 OKDHS programs and services in a fair, honest and professional manner..
Kathryn Brewer, Director
Phone: (405) 522-2720
Office of Communications
The Office of Communications conveys the DHS mission and informs the public, media and other groups about programs, services and accomplishments of the agency. This office oversees the DHS website, social media presence and ensures employees are fully informed through various internal communications and trainings.
Keili McEwen, Director
Phone: (405) 521-3027
Office of Community and Faith Engagement
The Office of Community and Faith Engagement (OCFE) leads the department’s efforts to build and support partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in order to better serve individuals, families and Oklahoma communities.
Karen Jacobs, Administor
Phone: (405) 522-2528
Office of Information and Referral
This office supports the Director of Human Services by responding to inquiries from clients, foster parents and external customers. The staff has a general overall knowledge of DHS programs and operations..
Phone: (405) 521-2779
Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General oversees and preserves the integrity of DHS programs and services through prevention, detection and prosecution of fraud, waste or abuse by DHS clients, vendors, employees or the general public..
Tony Bryan, Inspector General
Phone: (405) 522-5880
Office of Performance Outcomes & Accountability
This division provides quality business solutions in support of OKDHS programs and services to accomplish the agency mission.
Shawn Franks, Director
Phone: (405) 521-3601
Fax: (405) 521-6459