Health & 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 programs federal, state and local funds for the purpose of providing services to St. Tammany Parish residents. 

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.



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DHHS is responsible for the following Parish programs and projects:
Community Action Agency (CAA)
CAA administer’ s grant funds to help low-income individuals in St. Tammany.  For more information please click here.
Safe Haven Campus
  • The Safe Haven Campus is a behavioral health campus located in Mandeville.
  • The Vision of Safe Haven will be to provide a collaborative healing environment for the behavioral health continuum by creating high-quality, coordinated, sustainable and humane network of care anchored in St. Tammany Parish.
  • For more information on the Parish’s involvement please click here.
  • For more information about the current services on campus please click here
Opioid Epidemic
  • Like most jurisdictions around the country, St. Tammany has felt the effects of the opioid epidemic. The DHHS administers funds that are intended to address the opioid crisis. These funds include a Department of Justice grant and opioid settlement funds.
  • The St. Tammany Opioid Task Force’s proposal on how to use the funds can be accessed by clicking here.
Community Resources
DHHS connects the community to resources including non-profits, government agencies, and healthcare providers. To access the Community Resource List please click here