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The Department of health and human services

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the liaison between St. Tammany Parish Government and social service agencies within our community. The DHHS staff administers federal, state and local funds for the purpose of providing services to St. Tammany Parish residents. 

DHHS is divided into three programs; The Community Action Agency (CAA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Public Health Program. For more information on each program, please click the links below.

The Mission of DHHS is to improve the quality of life for St. Tammany Parish residents by supporting comprehensive social services and public health programs that empower families, foster self-sufficiency and positively transform the lives of people in our community.

The Vision of DHHS is to create a legacy of healthy, safe and sustainable community for the residents of St. Tammany Parish.

DHHS embraces the Core Values of commitment, dedication, compassion, competency, collaboration, teamwork, positivity, customer satisfaction and responsibility.

Additional Information

What we do

Community Action Agency (CAA)

With offices in Covington and Slidell, the CAA provides assistance with utilities, rent and mortgages as well as help to homeless and near-homeless families in St. Tammany Parish residents.


The Housing program and  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) partners with nonprofit organizations to provide services such as home repair and weatherization to the residents of St. Tammany Parish.


Public Health

The Public Health (PH) program works with nonprofit organizations to provide wellness, behavioral health, and suicide prevention services to the residents of St. Tammany Parish.

Community Resource List

The Community Resource List is a living document that is continuously updated, and can be used to locate services provided throughout St. Tammany to residents in need.