Human Services

The Oakland Human Services Department exists to make our city a place that works for all. We offer free programs and provide public resources to community organizations that make sure all of our residents can access what they need to be safe, healthy and realize their full potential.


Scott Means

Interim Director, Department of Human Services

Scott Means provides Oakland’s most vulnerable residents with services from Head Start to senior centers to supportive housing for the homeless. He was formerly the Aging and Adult Services Program Manager for the Department of Human Services.

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