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Parent Support Outreach Program

Through the Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP), Hennepin County can connect you with help to meet your family’s urgent needs and support you in reaching your goals.

PSOP is a short-term, voluntary program. You, as the parent, decide what you want to work on.

Assistance may include support for basic needs, financial needs, and your family's health, including specialized services for families dealing with opioid dependency. PSOP can also connect your family to community resources for longer-term support.

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The Parent Support Outreach program can help you find support and assistance for:

Your family’s health

  • Parenting help
  • Medical needs
  • Mental health and crisis counseling
  • Resources to stay clean and sober

Basic needs

  • Food and clothing
  • Help navigating housing resources
  • Safety from violence at home
  • Academic success

Financial needs

  • Help applying for financial resources
  • Job training and search
  • Money management

You will partner with a social worker to address your family’s needs. Your POSOP social worker will offer you support and resources to meet your goals.

Eligible candidates

  • Live in Hennepin County
  • Be pregnant or have at least one child 10 years old or younger
  • Need help with issues that make it hard to be a parent, such as financial problems, substance use, mental health, domestic violence, housing instability or homelessness

How to apply

Complete the program application

Use the fillable application to type and then print your responses, or the print application (PDF) to hand-write your responses.

Additional privacy forms

All parents applying must sign and submit):

Email forms to PSOPnewreferrals@hennepin.us or fax to 612-677-6450

Follow up from the program

You will likely receive a call back within 10 days. However, if the program is experiencing long wait times, it may take longer to receive a response.

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