The Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services (DCAO HS) oversees and coordinates the direction and focus of the following City internal departments, offices and programs: Justice Services, Social Services, Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Office of Aging and Disability Services, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Engagement, Office of Community Wealth Building, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Children and Families and the Homeless Services Liaison. The Office also serves as the liaison to the following external quasi‐independent and/or State Agencies with a Richmond City focus: Richmond City Health District, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, and the Richmond Public Library. The Office oversees the internal agencies, and ensures program accountability for meeting the health and human service needs of the City of Richmond’s residents and visitors.
The programs, activities and initiatives of The Office of Human Services' agencies protect and safeguard children, families and adults in need and help to build and sustain resilient communities to enhance the quality of life for Richmond residents. The Office of the DCAO works to align implementation and funding strategies across human service departments and non-departmental agencies. Areas of focus for the DCAO HS are fostering upward economic mobility; improving the health, education and well-being indicators for children, youth and emerging young adults through comprehensive social services; sporting and outdoor activities; employment and youth leadership opportunities; family stability; workforce development; support for vulnerable citizens; and meeting the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities. The overarching objective of the office is to align the services and resolve in the portfolio to support a community wealth building framework for the citizens of Richmond.
The mission of the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services (DCAO-HS) is to provide executive policy direction and support to its cluster of agencies. The DCAO for Human Services works to align implementation and funding strategies across human service agencies and non-departmental partners. Our focus is on improving the health, education, and well-being of children, youth, families and elders through comprehensive social services, youth employment and leadership opportunities, as well as through our early childhood development initiatives. Family stabilization and the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities are additional areas of focus for our office.
LeCharn Benton, Management Analyst II -Budget
Patricia Parks, Management Analyst, Information Concierge
Dianne Wilmore, Homeless Services Liaison
Office of Aging and Disability Services:
E. Yvette Jones, Manager
Vacant - Program Coordinator
Office of Immigrant and Refugee Engagement:
Karla Almendarez-Ramos, Manager
Leticia Cormier - Administrative Liaison
Brandie Carter - Interpreter/translator
Javier López-Rincón - Interpreter/translator
Margarita (May) Barbosa - Multicultural Outreach Specialist
Vacant - Language Access Coordinator
Office of Children and Families:
Eva Colen, Manager
Office of Equity and inclusion:
Osita Iroegbu, Manager