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Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) is a multi-county agency committed to strengthening individuals, families, and communities by providing quality services in a respectful, caring and cost-effective manner.

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Financial Assistance

This department determines eligibility for services ranging from cash assistance, food support, health care and emergency assistance.

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Licensing

This department provides services that licensing and inspect family child cares, child care centers, adult foster cares, and foster cares for children.

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Public Health

This department provides services that assure a strong public health system, promote healthy families and communities, prevent the spread of infectious disease, make environments safe and healthy, prepare for disasters and emergencies, and help all people get quality health services.

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Social Service

This department provides services that include special needs adoption, adult and children’s mental health, adult and child protection, chemical health, developmental disabilities, foster care, child care assistance, individuals with disabilities/chronic illness, family services, and senior services.

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Child Support

This department provides services for locating parents, establishing parentage, establishing court orders for child support and other child support related services. 

Southwest Health and Human Services Centralized Intake

Southwest Health and Human Services has changed the Centralized Intake Process for Human Services. We now have two intake phone lines. One line is designated for adult services referrals, service requests or Adult Protection reporting. Our other line is designated for children's services referrals, service requests or Child Protection reporting.

To reach an adult services intake worker please call: 800-810-8816

To reach a child services intake worker please call: 888-964-8407

For health-related programs and financial services please contact the office in the county where you live.

Southwest Health and Human Services is tobacco-free in its entirety.

Meet Our Directors

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Beth Wilms

Director of Health and Human Services
Cindy Nelson

Cindy Nelson

Division Director - Social Services
Carol Biren

Carol Biren

Division Director - Public Health/CHS Administrator
Nancy.Walker

Nancy Walker

Deputy Director - HR & Financial Assistance

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