Portrait of Nancy Buckner
Nancy T. Buckner, Commissioner

It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the Alabama Department of Human Resources website. DHR is Alabama’s primary social service agency and touches one out of every four people in Alabama. While protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect or exploitation is a critical function of DHR, we also provide a variety of services to the citizens of Alabama. Many of DHR’s programs are designed to help low-income families, but we also have several programs that are available to anyone who needs them.

All of our programs are administered at the county level with support from the state office in Montgomery. Our roughly 4,000 employees work diligently to provide the many benefits that the people of Alabama would otherwise struggle without. With offices in all 67 counties, these employees serve a vital role in their communities. Not only in their jobs at DHR, but also as active participants in local churches, schools and civic organizations.

This website is designed to provide you with the information you need to locate services that may help you, your family members or your friends. Whether you are seeking information concerning locating a daycare center, qualifying for food assistance or getting help establishing and collecting child support, this website is a great starting point to find the services provided by DHR.

Please use this website as your resource for information concerning the Alabama Department of Human Resources.