Regional human services centers

Hennepin County has human service centers located throughout the county that provide access to financial, social and public health services the county offers, including medical, emergency, child care and food assistance, child support and homelessness services.

Our offices are currently closed to the public to protect the community’s health and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), however, you can still access many services via phone. Please note you may experience long waits. You can also visit applymn.gov to apply for services online.

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Service center interactive map

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  • Click on the colored stars to view the address, phone and hours for each human service center.
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Find the services you need

Hennepin County has human service centers located throughout the county. Our offices are currently closed to the public to protect the community’s health and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), however, you can still access many services via phone. Please note you may experience long waits.

Economic Assistance: 612-596-1300
Child Care Assistance: 612-348-5937
Child Support: 612-348-3600
WIC: 612-348-6100
Social Services: 612-348-4111
Public Health Clinic (Red Door): 612-543-5555
Mental Health Center: 612-596-9438
Office of Multi-Cultural Services: 612-348-2193

You can also visit applymn.gov to apply for services online.

 

About this initiative

The Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department touches one in four lives in the county. We help people gain employment, stabilize their housing, feed their families, access health care and keep their families safe and intact.

We are locating six human services offices closer to where our clients live, work and attend school. We are putting our services where our clients live. That’s everywhere.

Benefits for residents

The first regional offices to open were at the Northwest Human Service Center in Brooklyn Center in fall 2012. People have told us that visits there are significantly shorter and more efficient than they were at Century Plaza, in downtown Minneapolis. Transit time is shorter. Parking is free. The hours they can save is more time for families and jobs.

Helping the community

The county provides assessments and referrals, and based on their individual or family needs, clients could be connected to a number of programs, to help them:

  • Apply for food support
  • Apply for Medical Assistance
  • Address homelessness
  • Deal with utility shut-offs, evictions and other emergencies
  • Get support for seniors in their homes
  • Learn about early childhood programs
  • Support people with disabilities
  • Improve mental health or chemical health

Volunteer at a regional human services center

Hennepin County’s Human Services and Public Health department is looking for friendly, reliable people to volunteer a few regional human services centers in Brooklyn Center, North Minneapolis, downtown Minneapolis, and South Minneapolis.

Volunteers are needed to various projects such as helping in the Self Service Rooms, assisting the Child Care Assistance staff, and using bilingual skills to help clients fill out forms.

Successful candidates will be 18 years old or older, pass a background and reference check, and be good communicators and team players. Volunteers will be expected to be reliable self-starters who are respectful of client confidentiality. They also should enjoy working with diverse populations. Bilingual skills are a plus.

The department is looking for volunteers who can commit to two four-hour shifts each work week – morning or afternoon – for at least three months.

Interested volunteer candidates should call 612-348-9900, email HSPH.VCPP.Volunteer@hennepin.us, or visit our webpage on Hennepin.us.

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