When DHS was created in January of 1997, it was organized into an Executive Office, five offices that provided services to the public (program offices) and three offices that supported the entire department (support offices). The distinctions between offices were determined by the types of services they provided.
Since 1997, the Executive Office and Office of Community Relations have been expanded beyond a support function to also provide services to county residents. The Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation was added as a support office in 2008.
In April of 2010, the Office of Administration was consolidated with the Office of Information Management to form the Office of Administrative and Information Management Services. Also in 2010, the name of the Office of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities was changed to the Office of Intellectual Disability.
List of Offices
- Office of Administrative and Information Management Services (AIMS)
Provides administrative and information-management support services for DHS and its offices, staff and service providers. In April, 2010, incorporated the Office of Information Management as the AIMS Bureau of Information Systems Management.
- Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Provides services to adults age 60 years and older to help them maintain their independence and safe, healthy lifestyles.
- Office of Behavioral Health (OBH)
Provides supports for services to adults, young adults and children with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
- Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF)
Mandated by law to protect children from abuse and neglect. Provides a wide range of preventive, protection, and supportive services to work with children and families, with emphasis on family preservation. Provides direct services through caseworkers, case aides, and a network of contracted agencies.
- Office of Community Services (OCS)
Provides services, programs, and opportunities that enable low-income and vulnerable individuals and families in Allegheny County to become more self-sufficient.
- Executive Office
Responsible for directing the overall policy, administration and operation of DHS, its offices, programs and services, and for ensuring that the department meets the human service needs of Allegheny County residents. Members of the DHS executive office staff also provide leadership and support for various multi-system, collaborative efforts.
- Office of Intellectual Disability (OID)
Provides services for citizens with a diagnosis of intellectual disability through assessment, coordination of treatment, rehabilitation and support services.
DHS Offices, Bureaus and Senior Staff of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Official names of the offices and bureaus that comprise DHS and the individuals who oversee them.
DHS Office Profiles
One-page overview of the office and a more detailed description of the office including legal mandates, administration, fiscal and client statistics, programs and services, and contact information.
DHS One-page Summary
Includes annual totals for budget, persons served, providers and staff, contact information and an overview of the services offered through DHS offices.
DHS Organizational Chart