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2016-2017 Biennial Service Agreement

September 9, 2015

Stevens County Human Services is developing the Biennial Service Agreement for 2016-2017. The purpose of the Biennial Service Agreement is to provide the Department of Human Services with information about services and strategies intended to meet program measures with the goal of increasing the economic stability of low income families using MFIP. Citizen input is invited in the development of the Service Agreement.

Written comments may be submitted to:

Joanie Murphy, Director
Stevens County Human Services
400 Colorado Avenue, Suite 104
Morris, MN 56267

2016-2017 Stevens County Child Care Assistance Plan (CCAP)

November 16, 2015

Stevens County must submit a biennial CCAP plan to the Commissioner for approval.  The CCAP rules and laws allow counties to establish some local policies and procedures.  It is required that the plan is made available for public review and or comments. Below are links to the CCAP documents.

Written comments may be submitted to:

Joanie Murphy, Director
Stevens County Human Services
400 Colorado Avenue, Suite 104
Morris, MN  56267

2016-2017 Stevens County Child Care Plan

Child Care Plan & Policy 2016-2017


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
  • Income Maintenance

Social Services

Many individuals and families in the Stevens County need help in dealing with problems such as child neglect and abuse, serious conflicts between children and their parents, teen pregnancy, mental illness, chemical dependency, developmental disabilities, and adults having vulnerabilities.  Some families need help locating and paying for quality child care services so that they can work.

The Human Service Department licenses family foster care homes and day care homes. Human Services Department funds programs such as counseling services, foster care services, respite care, day training and habilitation services and various residential treatment services.  Mental health and chemical health services are available through contracts with Human Services.  Contact social services intake at (320) 208-6600 for more information about any of these programs.

Income Maintenance

The Income Maintenance Unit administers public assistance. Financial Workers determine eligibility for cash, medical and food support programs, including the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), General Assistance (GA), and Food Support.  For information call (320) 208-6600.

Child Support Enforcement staff establish and enforce orders for child support, initiate income withholding for support payments, periodically review existing orders, and establish paternity for out-of-wedlock children.  For information call (320) 208-6600.

To apply for Public Assistance programs, click on this link: ApplyMN

Do you need help paying for child care?

Minnesota Child Support Online

Discounted telephone services for those who qualify

Cold Weather Rule is now in effect.