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DHS Annual Reports - 2000 to 2004 and 2007

DHS 2000 Annual Report, 1997-2000 A Progress Report 
This report captures, for the first time, the progress made by the newly established Department of Human Services. Case histories of some who benefitted from Department services are partnered with information about the fiscal and data-processing efficiencies achieved during the four years since the formation of DHS.

DHS 2001 Annual Report, Prevention  
Stories in this report highlight the value of DHS information sharing, prevention and early intervention services. Brief vignettes entitled Reaching out, Filling gaps, Offering support, Finding a way, and Opening doors provide the reader with real-life examples of the way DHS strives to help our residents avoid crises by offering supports as soon as problems arise.

DHS 2002 Annual Report, Empowerment 
Individuals and families are well aware of their challenging situations; so who better than they to create a plan to meet and overcome their challenges? Aligned with its guiding principles, DHS provides the tools to support empowerment: knowledge, choices, a second chance, responsibility, a seat at the table and a voice in the system. Success stories in this report illustrate how DHS programs and services help our residents regain and maintain their independence.

DHS 2003 Annual Report, Community Partnerships  
Our community’s strength lies in its capacity to come together to support those who are vulnerable. DHS engages in a host of public-private partnerships that support and enhance the service system far beyond what government alone would be unable to offer. Partners such as foundations, institutions of higher learning, corporations, faith communities, students and others have enriched the system with funding, technical support, holiday gifts and prom gowns. This report shares examples of these many acts of generosity and compassion.

DHS 2004 Annual Report, Integrating Services 
Challenges rarely come in neat packages. A visible problem is often the result of several, if not many, underlying factors. This is overwhelmingly true in the lives of the people we serve. By working across systems, DHS strives to integrate available services to address all the factors individuals and families are dealing with, and thereby assist individuals and families achieve their goals. Some examples of how we are working toward the holistic provision of services are included in this report.

Realizing a Community Vision – A Decade of Progress 1997-2007 
This report commemorates the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Department of Human Services. To celebrate, we invited individuals – many critical to our success - to comment on the changes they have seen over the last decade. Some of these individuals were present in our formative years and others more recent supporters. Each one brings a personal perspective to the work of the Department to date and the challenges of the future.
Realizing a Community Vision - Contributors and Their Comments