The Department of Social Services is comprised of two divisions - Emergency Resource Services and Homeless Services.
DERS - Division of Emergency Resource Services
Emergency Resource Services is the essential link between people needing services and those providing human services in our community. Services offered include rental assistance, utility assistance, bus passes, food vouchers, clothing vouchers, HOPWA, hygiene products, referrals to other services, and case management.
Emergency Resource Services
DHS - Division of Homeless Services
Homeless Services consists of the following programs: O.U.T.R.E.A.C.H., Mobile Crisis Intervention Team, Intensive Case Management, Shelter Plus Care, A New Start and PATH.
All of these programs are designed to prevent homelessness to those at risk of becoming homeless OR assist those who have been homeless over
an extensive period of time.