May 22, 2013 Public Hearings Scheduled For The State’s Proposed Child Care And Development Fund Plan(More)
May 20, 2013 State Rehabilitation Council To Hold Quarterly Meeting(More)
April 24, 2013 Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Graduates Reach New Heights (More)
March 7, 2013 State Readies For Sixth Round of Standard Spend Down Open Enrollment - SSD Overview(More)
February 26, 2013 Statewide Public Hearings on Vocational Rehabilitation Services Amended Policies and Procedures (Revised)
Standard Procedures Directive Draft Updates (Word)- (PDF) (More)
February 4, 2013 DHS Kicks Off 2013 Summer Food Service Program and Seeks Sponsors For Underserved Areas (More)
The Department’s Commitment to Tennessee
DHS Mission Statement:
To improve the well-being of Tennesseans who are economically disadvantaged, vulnerable or living with disabilities through a network of financial, employment, protective and rehabilitative services.
Top To Bottom Review
Over the past year, each commissioner of state government’s 22 departments conducted a top to bottom review to thoroughly analyze operational and organizational efficiency. Click on the logo to learn more about the top to bottom review for DHS.
Child Support Information
The child support schedule displays the dollar amount of child support obligations corresponding to various levels of combined adjusted gross income of the children’s parents and the number of children for whom a child support order is being established or modified. Child Support Calculator
Human Services At A Glance
Adult and Family Services: Includes Food Stamps (SNAP), Families First (TANF), TennCare/Medicaid, APS, Child Care Licensing and Weatherization.
Child Support Services: Includes enforcing child support orders, establish paternity and establish or modify child support orders.
Rehabilitation Services: Includes vocational rehabilitation programs, disability determination and blind, deaf and hard of hearing services.