What Are Some Human Service Programs?

Some of the human service programs available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are social services such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Head Start and public safety programs such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The HHS also offers education services to the public.

The HHS's Administration for Children and Families division oversees the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, which provides financial aid to qualifying families. The program operates in conjunction with individual states, and families interested in the program can contact their state human or social services offices to apply. Head Start, also a work of the ACF, is a program that prepares children of low-income families for academic and social success at school.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a public safety service that provides phone contact for individuals suffering from domestic abuse. Other similar programs are the National Runaway Safeline and the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Educational services and programs from the HHS include loans and scholarships for health professionals, health care research training and education, public health training resources from the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, student training from the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and clinical research training from the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education.