Department of Human Resources

The mission of the Blount County DHR is to provide for the protection, well-being, and self-sufficiency of children and adults. 

The Alabama Department of Human Resources will help families receive the least disruptive services they need, when they need them, and for only as long as they need them in order to maintain children in or return them to a safe, stable home.

Office Hours:
8:00am – 4:30pm
For after-hours phone numbers for child protective services visit here.

Street Address 
415 5th Avenue, East
Oneonta , AL 35121

Mailing Address 
415 5th Avenue, East
Oneonta , AL 35121-0068 

Adult Services

(205) 274-5200

After-Hours or Emergency Phone Numbers
(Child and/or Adult Abuse/Neglect)

(205) 625-4127
(Sheriff's Office) or 911

Child Support Information

(205) 274-5200

Family and Child Services

(205) 274-5200

FAX - Child Support

(205) 274-5256

Food Assistance FAX

(205) 274-5255

Food Assistance Information

(205) 274-5200

TANF or JOBS Information

(205) 274-5200

For after-hours phone numbers for child protective services visit here.

The Department of Human Resources was created in 1935 to administer to the assistance programs that were part of the Social Security Act. These programs were developed to help an American public that was suffering through the financial hardships of the Great Depression. The agency's original name was the Department of Public Welfare. In 1955, it was renamed the Department of Pensions and Security. The current name was adopted in 1986. Some programs have changed over the years to meet the changing needs of Alabama. However, the agency's primary goal has always been and always will be to help people in need.

The agency currently has about 4,000 State Merit System employees, most of whom work in the agency's 67 county departments. Although the agency employs a wide variety of professionals, social workers represent the largest category of DHR employees.