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The Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) was officially established as an independent agency on March 30, 1992. 


The mission of the Division of Senior and Adult Services is to empower seniors and adults with disabilities to age successfully by providing resources and support that preserve their independence.


The Division of Senior and Adult Services will demonstrate a leading model of government collaboration within the community, provide needed supportive services for seniors and adults with disabilities, and strive for continuous improvement by measuring key performance outcomes. 

DSAS serves residents throughout Cuyahoga County:


  • Community Office on Aging  
  • Financial Services
  • Procurement and Contractual Services
  • Administrative Operations 

Programs and Services

  • Adult Protective Services (APS) - mandated by the state of Ohio to investigate allegations of elder abuse, neglect & exploitation
  • Home Support Services: 
    • Clients living with Multiple Sclerosis (through the MS Society funding)
    • Clients living with HIV/AIDS (through Ryan White Funding)
    • Clients eligible for Medicaid waiver services
    • Clients who need acute skilled nursing care ((through Medicare and/or Medicaid, Care Source, United Health Care, Buckeye Health or Private Pay)
  • Information Outreach (IOU) - provides Benefits Check-Up, Home Energy Assistance, Case Management and Information and Referral Services
  • Options for Independent Living - provides funding for home delivered meals, personal care, emergency response, chore and medical transportation services
  • Community Social Services Program (CSSP) - provides funding to senior centers for Adult Development/Day Care, Transportation and Congregate Meals

13815 Kinsman Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120
Ohio Relay Services 7-1-1
216.420.6750 phone
216.420.6700 Centralized Intake
216.420.6735 fax

DSAS has approximately 180 employees committed to fulfilling the agency's mission.  About two thirds are involved in providing and/or coordinating direct services to seniors and at-risk adults in Cuyahoga County.  The remaining employees provide supportive and administrative services to support the agency's mission.

DSAS is committed to service through an extensive alliance with the community.  A major component of this partnership is its 25 member Advisory Board.  The members of this Board are appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive, with confirmation by the County Council, and are representative of the county's older population, as well as the professional aging network.