Human Services

About Us

The Human Services Department is responsible for the management, operation, and coordination of social and supportive services for youth, adults and families. The Department oversees collaborations and partnerships with the faith-based community and not-for-profit organizations providing community-directed services to families and individuals to assist them in reaching self-sufficiency. The department also administers federally funded community development and workforce programs and manages the operation of resource centers.  


The Emerge Job Training Program provides employment training scholarships for income eligible residents of the City of Savannah. The scholarships help defray the cost of tuition, equipment and supplies associated with job certification programs. These training programs ensure that the City of Savannah has the human capital to meet the ever-growing demands of local business and industry.

Click the link below and complete the scholarship application for Child Development Associate Certification or the Integrated Kitchen Cook program!

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 Scholarship Application


HCD Community Needs Survey

The City of Savannah’s Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan,  including the 2023 One Year Action Plan, is under development and addresses the City’s housing, homelessness, and non-housing community development needs for the five-year period 2023-2027.  We are seeking your input on the Community Needs Survey which will provide an understanding of the City’s needs and priorities for its 2023-2027 Housing and Community Development Plan activities. 

The results of the survey will be included in the Draft 2023-2027 HCD which will include the 2023 One Year Action Plan and will be made available for public review and comment.