Values, Mission, and Vision

Mission Statement:

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) supports the larger goals of DHS by assisting older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers to achieve safe, healthy, independent and self-reliant lives.


Living Longer, Living Safely, Living Well.


A Strong Customer Focus

We are driven by customer – not organizational – need.  We consider customer's input and preferences in all decision-making.


Accountability and Results

We are good stewards of the trust and resources placed with us. We base our decisions on data analysis and strive for quality improvement.



We do business through teamwork and collaboration. We practice shared decision-making and everyone’s contribution is valued.


Open Communication

Our communication is open and responsive. We listen to our customers and partners and provide them accurate, timely information.


A Proactive Approach

We envision the future needs of our customers and the changing service network. We lead and advocate with innovation.


Dignity and Respect

We respect the rights and self worth of all people.


Our Workforce

Our workforce, including volunteers, is our best asset. We maintain a learning environment with opportunities to increase professional growth, share knowledge and stimulate creative thinking.



Compassion and integrity drive what we do and who we are.



We value a diverse workforce; it broadens our perspective and enables us to better serve our customers.



We support the right of our customers and workforce to make choices and assume responsibility for their decisions.