Human services directory

A

Adoption

Services for children waiting to be adopted and prospective families

Adult protection

Investigation and protective services for maltreated vulnerable adults

B

Burial assistance

Financial assistance for burial, funeral and cremation expenses

C

Cash assistance 

Programs designed to supplement family and individual incomes

Chemical addiction treatment

Services for eligible adults and adolescents, including the Project Child program

Child and teen check-ups

Access to well-child checkups for minors who are on Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare

Child care assistance

Subsidized child care assistance for income-eligible families

Child protection services

Information regarding child protection reporting, investigation and services

Child support services

Assistance in establishing parentage, interpreting court orders and enforcing child support

Civil commitment

Screenings assess risk of commitment for mental illness, chemical dependency or development disabilities.

D

Disabilities - services for people with

Assistance for people with disabilities to live in their communities as independently as possible

Domestic abuse service center

Services for people who have experienced domestic violence

E

Early childhood intervention

Services for families with children up to age five, including the Follow Along and Help Me Grow programs

Emergency assistance

Short-term aid for families needing immediate help for the health or safety of a minor child

Employment services

Career counseling, job training and placement, and information about the job market

F

Food assistance

Help for low-income people to buy the food they need for sound, nutritious meals (also known as SNAP)

Foster care

Recruitment, licensing, training and retention for foster care

H

Health care access - discounted

Access to outpatient health care services on a sliding fee scale

Health care assistance

Help applying for health care, choosing a plan and getting transportation to medical appointments

Health care for people with disabilities

Special needs basic care plan for Hennepin County residents

I

Immunization services

Low-cost shots for adults and children without insurance

M

Mental health clinics

Outpatient mental health services for residents of all ages, free or at a sliding fee

Mental health crisis team - adults

Mobile support and intervention service for adults experiencing a mental health crisis

Mental health crisis team - children

Mobile team for families to call when children or adolescents experience a mental health or behavioral crisis

Mental health services - adult

Consultations and referrals for adults with serious mental illness or substance abuse issues

Mental health services - children

Screening, assessment and service planning for children with diagnosed mental health disorders

Multi-cultural services

County and community resources for immigrants and refugees, with help in 32 languages

S

Seniors' services

Access, consultation, assessment and service planning for seniors

T

Teen parent assistance

Resources for young parents, including public assistance, parenting information and child care help

V

Veterans’ services

Assistance for veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services

Volunteer and community partnerships 

Programs to support the needs of human services clients

W

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Nutritional assistance for pregnant or breastfeeding women and families with young children

Work supports

Resources for employment service providers working with the MFIP and diversionary work programs

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