Tennessee Department of Human Services

Address: 400 Deaderick Street, 15th floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
Phone: (615) 313-4700 Email: Human-Services.Webmaster@tn.gov Website: http://www.tn.gov/humanserv/

The mission of the Department of Human Services is to improve the well-being of Tennesseans who are economically disadvantaged, vulnerable or living with disabilities through a network of financial, employment, protective and rehabilitative services.

The Department is responsible for administering numerous services throughout Tennessee, including Families First, the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Food Stamps (now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) , Medicaid/TennCare, Child Support, Child Care Licensing, Child Care Assistance, Adult Protective Services, and Rehabilitation Services. With 133 office locations, DHS is one of the few state agencies with offices in all 95 counties.

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