The Division of Human Services works to address the causes, effects, and conditions of poverty by purchasing, coordinating, and providing social services in our community.

Human Services Administration

  • Administer City of Columbia funding for the purchase of social services from community-based providers.
  • Administer direct social services programming.
  • Plan, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate community social services.
  • Provide staff support for the Human Services Commission and the Substance Abuse Advisory Commission.
  • Apply for and administer grant funding from external funding sources including the state and federal governments and foundations.
  • Plan and coordinate human services in emergencies and disasters.

Social Services Unit

  • Information and referral
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Pregnancy support services
  • Healthy Families home visiting program
  • Utility assistance
  • Medication and medical supplies assistance