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The Department of Economic Security (DES) is the safety net agency for the State of Arizona.  As one of the largest agencies in state government, DES serves more than 2 million Arizonans annually through more than 40 programs that address the social and economic needs of those we serve. DES’s more than 8,000 employees serve Arizonans from Phoenix to Tucson, Yuma to Flagstaff and from Douglas to Page. The agency’s tagline: “Your Partner for a Stronger Arizona” is intended to frame the work efforts toward growing the capacity of Arizonans in need of safety net services, and where possible, reduce their dependency on those vital supports.

Here is a list of main services provided by DES, classified by the DES client’s needs:

Basic Needs

Child & Family


Older Adults




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