MISSION: To transform Lives
The DSHS Strategic Plan and Lean Report 2014 reflects Governor Jay Inslee's commitment to implement Lean management across Washington State government. The
Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is Washington's largest state agency. In any given month, DSHS provides some type of shelter, care, protection and/or support to 2.2 million of our state's 6.8 million people.
DSHS is divided into six direct service administrations and two support administrations. Across DSHS we have a single mission: to transform lives.
The Department of Social and Health Services' goal and commitment are to be a national leader in every aspect of client service. Below you will find further information about our commitment and a snapshot of where we stand as a state -- Governor, Legislature and Department -- in meeting those goals. You will also find links to each Administration's Strategic Plan, Progress and Metrics.
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Aging and Long-Term Support:
Be the national leader in: Providing a safe home, community and nursing facility array of long-term supports.
Be the national leader in: Providing successful mental health services in state psychiatric hospitals and community settings and successful chemical dependency inpatient and outpatient treatment, recovery and prevention services.
Be the national leader in: Keeping children safe, strengthening families and supporting foster children in their communities.
Be the national leader in: Providing a safe, high-quality, array of home, community and facility-based residential services and employment supports.
Be the national leader in: Providing flawless food assistance, child support collection, child care, transition to work services and disability support.
Be the national leader in: Providing community and institutional services to juvenile offenders that are evidence-based and focused on work and education.