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

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

Child and Family Services

Juvenile Justice Services

Office of Administrative Hearings

Office of Fiscal Operations

Office of Licensing

Office of Public Guardian

Office of Recovery Services

Office of Services Review

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

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Utah State Developmental Center

Utah State Hospital

Human Services Media/Communications

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