The Mississippi Department of Human Services is the state agency that helps Mississippians live better lives.

Mission & Values
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The Division of Early Childhood Care & Development supports child care across the state.

Learn more about what we can do for parents, employers, providers, and especially the children themselves.

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MDHS has regional offices across the state to connect you with our programs.

Strategic Plan

Our most current Strategic Plan lays out our vision for MDHS and how we help all Mississippians to live better lives.