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Department of Human Services Strategic Plan

Vision, Mission, and Values

The statements below have been developed through a collaborative process with Department employees, leadership, and other stakeholders.

Vision: Empowered people thriving in safe, just, and caring communities.

Mission: Provide access to effective, innovative, and evidence-based services and resources that support wellbeing, opportunities to thrive, safety, and justice to persons of all backgrounds.

DCDHS acknowledges the harm caused by systems that contribute to socio-economic and other disparities and inequitable outcomes, especially among communities of color. DCDHS understands that these systems still exist and seeks to chart a path of improvement by committing to a new aspirational vision, mission, and set of values.

We are still working on finalizing our value statements. They will be posted here in the very near future. 

You can view our vision, mission, and values from the 2016 - 2020 strategic plan here.