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Mississippi Department of Human Services

As an organization, the Mississippi Department of Human Services is dedicated to serving others while providing a wide range of public assistance programs, social services and support for children, low-income individuals and families. The agency seeks to empower families so they can become self-sufficient and responsible for their future success.

Mission Statement

The mission of the agency is to provide services to people in need by optimizing all available resources to sustain the family unit, and to encourage traditional family values, thereby promoting self-sufficiency and personal responsibility for all Mississippians.

MDHS provides programs and services to all Mississippians:

The programs offered by MDHS are operated by the professionals in the agency's seven programmatic divisions:



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