Welcome to the Center for Human Services

You and your work are instrumental in holding the very fabric of families and communities together. By choosing to expand your knowledge and abilities in the field of human services, you are creating a direct and positive impact on the vulnerable children, adults and families you serve.

Our primary goal at the Center for Human Services is to help you achieve the best possible outcomes for your clients as well as your organization. Through classroom training, online learning, field instruction, coaching, consultation and research, we are deeply committed to serving your professional development needs and those of your agency. We partner with agencies throughout California and across the nation to provide exceptional workforce development. As part of UC Davis, our curricula and professional services are supported by the research capabilities of a world-class university.

Our passionate, dedicated staff and expert instructors look forward to providing you with a learning experience that ensures your success in the essential work you do every day. As you make a difference in the lives of the people you serve, we hope to make a difference by providing you with the timely knowledge and hands-on skills that allow you to be even more effective. We are here to support you in any way we can, and we are prepared to customize our services to meet your ever-evolving needs. I have tremendous admiration for the work you do, and I am inspired by your willingness to commit to the work of developing yourself and your agency. I hope that we might have the opportunity to meet in person here in Davis or when we provide our services to you in your local community.

Martin J. Graff, M.A., M.F.T.
Chair and Director
Center for Human Services
UC Davis Extension