It is the mission of the Department of
Human and Social Services (DHSS), to provide the best possible services
and resources for the betterment of the lives of the people of American
DHSS is a dynamic, innovative,
compassionate and professional organization for the practice of social
work and human services such as counseling, client protection and
advocacy, family preservation, child care, nutrition counseling and
education, assistance in vocational rehabilitation, substance abuse
awareness and education, and nutrition assistance for at-risk community
Within this departmental setting,
everyone is treated with dignity, honesty, courtesy and respect.
We value our staff; they are our best asset.
Kurene Ma'o of the CPS unit within DHSS, poses next to a
billboard decorated specifically for Child Abuse Prevention