Find the latest human services news and resources for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each year, counties invest $58 billion in federal, state and local dollars on human services while serving as the frontline social safety net. Human services supports include financial assistance, violence prevention, food and nutrition services, early childhood development, workforce training and development, senior services and elder care, disability services, housing and homeless support and child welfare services. Although jurisdictional responsibility for human services varies by state, often counties significant decision-making authority in funding and administering these critical services that reach seniors, young children and families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, counties nationwide have employed novel solutions towards protecting the health and well-being of their residents and county staff while continuing to provide essential services and support to those in need.