The Department of Human Services (DHS) provides comprehensive direct and contractual services in the areas of Early Education and Child Care Assistance, Youth Success, Financial and Emergency Assistance, Homeless Assistance, and Senior Services.
DHS Long Term Community Goals
Children & Youth are Safe, Healthy, Resilient and Ready to Succeed in School and Life
Child Care Services provides child care subsidies to qualified families residing in the Workforce Solutions Alamo area.
The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Early Head Start and Head Start programs provide high-quality early childhood education and comprehensive social services to eligible children and families.
Individuals & Families are Financially Secure & in Stable Housing
Families and individuals experiencing financial insecurity are provided with the support they need to move toward better jobs and financial self-sufficiency.
Financial assistance program for qualified homeowners and renters to assist with CPS electricity bills
Free tax preparation for residents earning $60,000 or less a year
Financial Empowerment & Benefits Navigators
Financial Empowerment provides counselling and debt reduction assistance. Benefits Navigators provide assistance to navigate social services, and to apply for eligible programs
Provides case management services for individuals seeking better employment through higher education and training opportunities
Youth Success Initiatives
DHS works to re-engage opportunity youth 16 to 24 years of age who are not working nor in school through the San Antonio Opportunity Youth Collaborative, and the NXT Level Youth Opportunity Centers.
This Summer Internship Program placed currently enrolled college students with government entities, non-profit agencies, and private organizations to gain professional experience.
Homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring
Homeless Connections HOTLINE
The City of San Antonio's Homeless Connections Hotline connects with residents who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to available resources appropriate for their situation.
Homeless Street Outreach
The Homeless Outreach Team provides outreach, engagement and connection to services for those experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the City of San Antonio.
Homeless Veteran Services
The Department of Human Services Homeless Services team regularly engages with Veterans experiencing homelessness to offer services that help address their specific needs.
Older Adults are Healthy, Engaged and Independent
The Department of Human Services manages and operates several comprehensive Senior Centers, part-time nutrition sites, and partner sites throughout the City of San Antonio and Bexar County. These centers offer a friendly setting for older adults to partake in varied activities to include healthy meals, physical exercise, recreation and socializations opportunities.
- Comprehensive Senior Centers
- Healthy Eating Aging Living (H.E.A.L.) Program
- Older Adults Financial Counseling Services
Compassion grows through Education, Collaboration, and Community Engagement
DHS' Faith-Based Initiative facilitates collaboration, and active partnerships between the San Antonio Faith Community and governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups towards services that will improve the lives of families and communities in need.
Funding to partner agencies
The Department of Human Services partners with community base organizations and non-profits to advance these five long term goals.
DHS Contracts Management Division is responsible for the Consolidated Funding Process - a public procurement process - that provide funding to
Delegate Agencies in the community to provide Human and Social Services.
Delegate agencies awarded contracts under Consolidated Funding are required to submit monthly performance reports.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) develops, coordinates, and invests in comprehensive human services programs that ensure equitable outcomes to improve the quality of life of vulnerable youth, individuals, families, and older adults.
DHS vigilantly monitors community socio-economic challenges to evaluate the impact of all programs, identify gaps and needs, and develop collaborative strategies based on social analysis, data, and equity.