Laurie Gill
Cabinet Secretary

DSS Mobile Logo Mobile Menu Button
DSS Header Picture

DSS Offices are open by appointment only to protect the health of employees and the public.

DSS Covid 19 Link 605 Strong

Our Mission

Strengthening and supporting individuals and families by promoting cost effective and comprehensive services in connection with our partners that foster independent and healthy families.







Join Our Team



Guiding Principles
  • We believe families have the right to be safe and secure.
  • We believe in providing opportunities and choices that support the needs of families through available and accessible services.
  • We believe in collaborative communications, teamwork, partnerships and trust for essential family services.
  • We believe in respecting individual and cultural differences by treating people with dignity, fairness and respect.
  • We believe in focusing on meaningful outcomes, continuous quality improvement and using technology to be efficient and effective.
  • We believe in professional and well-trained staff that is competent, accountable and empowered.
  • We believe in providing quality, timely customer service through the “no wrong door” approach.
  • Ensure access to services for our customers.
  • Promote and support the heath, well being and safety of our customers.
  • Foster partnerships to maximize resources for our customers.
  • Support customers in achieving meaningful outcomes.
  • Strengthen and align our team to accomplish our mission.

DSS Strategic Plan Outline

Strategic Plan Outcomes