Department of Human Services

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About the Department of Human Services

DHS brings together a range of services and policies designed to support vulnerable people and to help build resilient communities. We have lead responsibility, on behalf of the South Australian Government, in the areas of disability, early intervention to support health, safety and wellbeing of children, youth justice, domestic violence intervention and screening services. DHS has lead policy responsibility in relation to women, youth, problem gambling and volunteers.

The department provides over $3 million in grants annually to community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage. DHS also delivers a range of concessions and services to eligible South Australians and provides interpreting and translating services.

Our aim is to empower the South Australian community by providing a range of services and funding, and to lead policy reform that supports fairness, opportunity and choice.

Page last updated : 12 Aug 2021

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