Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org
The Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan
An Improvement Plan for Child Welfare Services
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You may contact the Director’s Office by phone at 1-877-751-2972 or email 8-5, Monday - Friday.


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Domestic Violence Resources Oklahoma Safeline 1-800-522-SAFE (7233)

KSWO Child Who Hopes

A Child Who Hopes: Getting a Forever Home


KSWO-TV in Lawton has partnered with DHS to help promote adoption of children in DHS custody.



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Would you like to foster or adopt?

Today, many children in Oklahoma’s foster care system need an adoptive family. If not adopted, these children will enter adulthood without a permanent family connection. And, we always need more foster homes.




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2015 Senior Day at the Capitol

2015 Senior Day at the Capitol

Oklahomans invited to Senior Day at the Capitol Feb. 23  


Oklahomans are invited to the 2015 “Senior Day at the Capitol,” being held Monday, Feb. 23 at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City.  The annual event is a chance for Oklahoma’s seniors and their advocates to discuss the needs of the more than 711,000 Oklahomans age 60 and older. The event is free and open to the public.

News Releases

DHS adds foster care ombudsman position, new complaint process Jan. 8. 2015 -- The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new position to help resolve problems for foster parents. Lisa Buck, a former foster parent and a professional advocate, has been named as the foster care ombudsman.


January DHS lecture examines early childhood brain development Jan. 6, 2015 – As recent president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Robert Block has a unique perspective when looking at a child’s developing brain.  “To succeed as a nation,” Block says, “we must invest in early childhood health, mental health, education, nutrition, and social stability.” In his upcoming lecture presented by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS), Block examines how children who are exposed to certain “toxic stressors” may develop abnormally when it comes to brain functions.


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2013 Annual Report


Last Updated:  1/22/2015