A message from the Director …
Welcome to the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ website. Our mission at DHS is to improve the quality of life of all Arkansans by protecting the vulnerable, fostering independence and promoting better health. This website aides us in that mission by making many of our services easily accessible through ACCESS Arkansas and giving our citizens the information they need about our divisions, our people and the programs and initiatives we offer across our state. DHS is involved in virtually all aspects of life. Whether we are assisting the elderly, the poor and those with disabilities; protecting abused and neglected children; regulating nursing homes; supporting high quality early childhood education and child care programs; or offering other forms of assistance to our fellow Arkansans, we are always here to help you. Thank you for visiting Arkansas DHS online.
DHS Director Cindy Gillespie