Organizational Analysis of Dept of Human Services
Wayne State University
Official and Operative Goals of the Organization
Department of Human Services (DHS) is a human service organization meant to help individuals and families with temporary services in their time of need. The mission statement is: “Improving the quality of life in Michigan by providing services to vulnerable children and adults that will strengthen the community and enable families and individuals to move toward independence.” (Michigan.gov) DHS provides an array of services to individuals and families, these include: food assistance, cash assistance, health care assistance, children services, adult services, and many more.
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The goals of this organization were determined by the Administration for Children and Families . This administration determines whether states are conforming with federal requirements and measures compliance by conducting Federal Child and Family Services Reviews across the country. Michigan’s child and family services review was conducted on September 2002. The findings showed areas where Michigan was successful and those areas where improvements are needed in our child welfare system. Michigan's Program Improvement Plan was approved on May 24, 2004. Executing these strategies in the plan is a joint effort between state, federal, and private agency partners.
Demographics and social stratification of the community are the basis of what foster care is, and they majorly influence the determination of goals. African