The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.
Most of Minnesota's human service programs are administered locally, at the county level. Contact your county or regional human services, social services or family services office if you have questions or concerns about an existing human service case. DHS does provide some direct services through DHS Direct Care and Treatment and regional service centers for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Also note frequently asked questions for more information on commonly asked questions.
Any private information you provide shall be used and disclosed for the purpose of responding to your inquiries. For a list of DHS program contact numbers, see DHS program contact numbers.
Warning about email: Because email is not secure, do not use email to send private data to DHS. DHS will not use email to send responses that contain private data. More information is on the Terms and policy page. Answers to program-specific questions can be found in A-Z topics.
For a list of DHS division PO Box mailing addresses, see DHS division address and phone numbers.
General county government information is on the state of Minnesota website.
More information on tribal governments is on the state of Minnesota website.
Directions and visitor parking information for DHS’ Central Office locations is available online.