The Department is comprised of the following 3 divisions:
The Department’s Administration Division is responsible for:
Planning, budgeting and fiscal management
Program coordination and evaluation
liaison with city, state, and federal government agencies and the local community
Social Services Board
The Social Services Advisory Board, composed of nine citizens appointed by City Council, advises the Director on community needs and public concerns and reports annually to Council on social services needs and programs.
The Benefits Division helps low income families and individuals meet basic needs for food, shelter and medical care. Its programs include:
Child Day Care
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
And several others
Most programs provide temporary assistance while promoting self-support.
Family Services Division
The Family Services Division provides casework and case management services through federally- and state-mandated programs including: