Divisions & Units

The Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) builds resiliency in the community and promotes the well-being of residents experiencing adversity through a variety of programs and services to help people and families thrive. These opportunities include early childhood education, housing, and community development projects, independent living services for seniors and adults with disabilities, career development for adults and youth who have barriers to employment, rental and utility assistance, and support for people experiencing homelessness. HSD is committed to delivering innovative, equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive services in a collaborative approach that preserves dignity, promotes respect, and facilitates social and economic mobility.

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Administrative Services

Provides support for all divisions including financial services, information technology solutions, contract development, facilities, and data analysis.

Community Services

Provides emergency rent and utility financial assistance to qualified households working with a network of Community Action Program offices and agencies.

Early Education

Provides early childhood education services through Early Head Start and Head Start programs that include family support services.

Homeless Initiatives 

Provides funding and collaborates with the various contracted partners who directly deliver services for street outreach, navigation services, case management, shelter options, and other personalized social and well-being services. 

Housing & Community Development

Provides support for housing and community development projects to low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

Senior & Adult Services

Provides intensive case management services to connect residents over the age of 55 and adults over 18 with disabilities to in-home services and center-based support.

Workforce Development

Provides individualized services to help youth and adult career seekers start, change, and advance in their careers. Offer recruitment-based services to connect the local workforce with industry opportunities.