AGENCIES

Utah Department of Human Services works to ensure children, families and adults in Utah communities are receiving the services they need to lead safe and healthy lives. For agency-specific information, click on any one of the services to the left.


  • Over 4,000 employees statewide
  • Utah and the U.S. are experiencing a population boom in people over 65 years old
  • Adult Protective Services investigated 6,105 allegations of vulnerable adult abuse, neglect or exploitation
  • 1,900 Utah seniors received services in their homes, allowing them to live there instead of going into a skilled nursing facility
  • 1,567 adults and 1,215 children were served by domestic violence services
  • 37,169 complaints of child abuse or neglect were received
  • 91% of child clients did not experience abuse or neglect for at least one year following the end of in-home services
  • 34,945 criminal background screening applications were received
  • Licensed 2,753 foster homes and treatment facilities
  • Each day, more than 1,650 youths were served juvenile justice services
  • 26% of Utah’s youth will have some contact with the juvenile justice system
  • Volunteers gave over 52,950 hours to our youths
  • 5,488 people with disabilities received services
  • Supported employment services were provided to 804 people with disabilities
  • 1,923 people are waiting for services because funding is not available
  • 1 in 4 people will have a major mental illness at some time in their life
  • 45,528 Utahns received mental health services
  • 16,219 Utahns received substance use disorder services
  • Over 3,000 homes and facilities were licensed and monitored
  • Office of Public Guardian served as the legal guardian and/or conservator for more than 230 Utahns statewide
  • Over 114,300 children are served by child support services
  • Office of Recovery Services collected over $244 million; $2.95 million was returned to the State General Fund
  • Office of Services Review sampled over 700 cases for compliance to child welfare statute and policy
  • 203 people with disabilites live at Utah State Developmental Center where they receive 24-hour care
  • 675 Utahns received mental health treatment at Utah State Hospital

Office of the Executive Director
1-801-538-4001

Aging and Adult Services
1-877-424-4640 or 801-538-3910

Child and Family Services
801-538-4100

Juvenile Justice Services
1-801-538-4330

Office of Administrative Hearings
1-801-538-3900

Office of Fiscal Operations
1-801-538-4107

Office of Licensing
1-801-538-4242

Office of Public Guardian
1-801-538-8255

Office of Recovery Services
801-536-8500

Office of Services Review
1-801-538-4277

Services for People with Disabilities
1-800-837-6811 or 801-538-8255, TDY 7-1-1

Substance Abuse and Mental Health
801-538-3939

Utah State Developmental Center
1-801-763-4000

Utah State Hospital
1-801-344-4400

Human Services Media/Communications
1-801-520-2777

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