The Stevens County Human Services Department shall protect, support, and educate individuals, families and communities with respect and dignity, so that people achieve their highest level of potential, reach a level of self-sufficiency, and live in a safe and stable environment.
- Social Services
- Financial Support
- Child Support
The Social Services department is responsible for the administration of many programs in the areas of Child and Adult Protection, Children’s and Adult Mental Health, Family Child Care and Foster Care Licensing, Services for persons with Developmental Disabilities/Related Conditions, Senior Services, and Chemical Dependency.
The Income Maintenance department administers public assistance. Financial workers determine eligibility for Food Support, Cash Assistance, Health Care, Long Term Care, and Child Care Assistance.
Child Support Enforcement staff establish and enforce orders for child support, initiate income withholding for support payments, periodically review existing orders, and help to establish paternity.
Crisis Text Line
The Minnesota Department of Human Services Crisis Text Line is offering text-based suicide prevention across Minnesota. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources.
The Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.