HHS employees respond to the needs of older Texans by ensuring their safety and dignity, helping them live where they choose to live, and supporting their caregivers.


More than 3.4 million Texans have a disability. HHS meets their needs through finding housing, referring people to local services and encouraging job creation.


Texans have a long history of helping neighbors in need. HHS employees carry on that tradition by helping Texans families get food, health care and cash assistance.


Whether it's SNAP food benefits on the Lone Star Card, TANF cash assistance or the Summer Lunch Program for kids, HHS is there for people who need help buying food.


HHS works to keep Texans healthy by providing services to those who qualify. We also provide information to improve the overall health of all Texans.

Mental Health & Substance Use

HHS offers mental health and substance use services for people of all ages, including people who are in crisis.


HHS cares about the safety of Texans. We make sure our service providers adhere to state and federal standards. In an emergency, we provide short-term services for people in need.