Human Services


  • Social Services
  • Financial Support
  • Child Support

Social Services

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, Substance Use Disorder Services, and Senior Services.

Click Here to Report a Child Protection Concern

Financial Support

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. 

Applications can be completed online at MNBenefits for SNAP, Child Care Assistance, Cash Assistance, and Emergency Assistance. 

Already applied? You can submit documents to your county worker using MNBenefits or by emailing

Child Support

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.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline


988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and is now active across the United States. 

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. 

Follow the link for more information.

The Lifeline and 988