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Human services directory



Services for children waiting to be adopted and prospective families

Adult protection

Investigation and protective services for maltreated vulnerable adults


Burial assistance

Financial assistance for burial, funeral and cremation expenses


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 Checkups

Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) services are for children and young people (newborn through age 20 years) who receive healthcare benefits through Medical Assistance.

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.


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


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


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


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

Human Services Navigator Line: 612-543-5500


Immunization services

Low-cost shots for adults and children without insurance


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


Seniors' services

Access, consultation, assessment and service planning for seniors

Strong Beginnings

Find child care centers that offer the Strong Beginnings Program. The program provides special services, intervention and support for children and families.


Teen parent assistance

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


Veterans’ services

Assistance for veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services


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