Regional human services centers

Hennepin County has human service centers throughout the county. They are located close to where you live, work and attend school.

Each center provides access to the full range of financial, social and public health services the county offers, such as access to medical, emergency, child care and food assistance, child support and homeless services.

Learn more about regional human service centers

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Service center interactive map

Map instructions

  • Click on the colored stars to view the address, phone and hours for each human service center.
  • Use your mouse wheel or the +/- buttons to zoom in and out.
  • Zoom in on the map and click on the colored routes to view Metro Transit routes.
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Find the services you need

All of the regional human service centers provide a full spectrum of services. You can choose the one that works best for your location and schedule.

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Downtown Minneapolis

Health Services Building, 525 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis | Map

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed January 29 - February 2)

North Minneapolis

Human Services and Public Health Department – North Minneapolis, 1001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis | Map

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Northwest suburban

Northwest Family Service Center, 7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center | Map

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South suburban

VEAP Community Service Center, 9600 Aldrich Avenue, Bloomington | Map

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

West suburban

Wells Fargo building, 1011 1st Street South, Hopkins | Map

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South Minneapolis

Human Services and Public health – South Minneapolis, 2215 East Lake Street, Minneapolis | Map

Onsite partners

Most regional locations also provide distinct services, provided by onsite nonprofit partners.

Northwest suburban

South suburban

West suburban

Every office also hosts a variety of nonprofit partners from your community, to help you find additional resources.

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, or visit our webpage on

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