The Department of Human Services, also known as DHS, is a public assistance, child and family welfare agency. The department offers services through a network of more than 100 offices throughout Michigan. It administers various child support, client welfare and fraud investigation programs. The Department of Human Services provides adult placement, employment referral, job training, independent living, housing assistance and family planning services. The department offers refugee assistance, foster family care, transitional, and health and educational counseling services. It additionally provides home repair, relocation, burial and emergency assistance services. The department additionally offers domestic violence prevention and treatment programs. It is governed by the State of Michigan. The Department of Human Services maintains a location in Escanaba, Mich.