Welcome to Tooele County
Department of Human Services

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. Screenings are a checkup from your neck up.

Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services Administrative Office has the responsibility to plan for and implement a broad array of human services which effect the well-being and general welfare of Tooele County Residents.

As such, plans are made that include service delivery to children, youth and adults. Elderly citizens are served by the Division of Aging and Adult Services and the County is fortunate to have: a youth Services Center, a food pantry, a thrift store, a domestic violence shelter, and support case management as well as supportive housing for the homeless. Additional contracted services are provided for adult legal services as well as boys and girls club activities. A robust substance use prevention program is aimed at preventing or reducing the use of drugs and alcohol.

A diverse array of inpatient, outpatient and residential services are offered for those qualifying for behavioral health services through our managed care organization, OPTUM — TOOELE COUNTY.

Our Vision

Provide excellent, professional human services planning, oversight and service delivery for Tooele County residents.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Human Services is to advise, evaluate, and recommend programs that are comprehensive, and performance based for both behavioral health and social services in Tooele County.

5 Behavioral Health Goals


  • Ensure community access to mental health and substance abuse disorder services in Tooele County.
  • Reduce stigma. Increase prevention and education around mental health and substance use in Tooele County.
  • Ensure success and sustainability of mental health and substance use disorder services in Tooele County.
  • Ensure equity of mental health and substance use disorder services for diverse community members in Tooele County.
  • Ensure that assessments and/or satisfaction surveys are conducted gauging client and stakeholder satisfactions and see that services are developed based upon the needs expressed.


Gary K. Dalton, Director

Gary K. Dalton has over 40 years experience in the Human Services/Criminal Justice field. He has served as the initial Director of Health and Human Services for Tooele County from 1979-1993. He also has been the State Director of Youth Corrections, the Director of Salt Lake County’s Criminal Justice Services, and a consultant for juvenile justice initiatives in the State.

Tina Grey, Secretary III

Tina Grey is new in the Administrative office and brings a wealth of understanding and experience to her supportive role in the Department.


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Tooele Dept of Human Services