Welcome to the Department of Human Services
DHS Mission and Vision Statements
Our vision is to see Pennsylvanians living safe, healthy and independent lives.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families. We promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources.
- Department of Public Welfare to Announce Official Name Change
- Department of Public Welfare and Pennsylvania's Statewide Adoption Permanency Network Recognized with Adoption Award
- Veterans Forum Will Address a Number of Issues Concerning Veterans and Their Families
- Pennsylvania to Offer Veterans Forum, Providing a Broad Range of Information to Veterans and Their Families
- Department of Public Welfare Encourages Pennsylvanians to Apply for Assistance with Home Heating Bills