The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services serves Minnesotans in all 87 counties and 11 tribes. More than one million Minnesotans receive some sort of help from our department. Among these are our grandparents, neighbors, friends, relatives and classmates.
Many of the people we serve only need assistance for a short period of time, while others need longer-term assistance. At DHS our goal is to meet people where they are at, and focus on outcomes to improve life situations, and to get people the help they need so they can reach their full potential.
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Kevin found Housing Access Services at Arc Mid-State through a Benton County case worker. Kevin, who receives the Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) waiver, had to leave an apartment, ending up in a group home until another suitable living arrangement could be found. Kevin was ready to move.
Arc Housing Access Services staff met with Kevin and together they searched for an apartment. Upon finding a suitable and affordable living arrangement, Housing Access Services helped him with rental deposit funds. Kevin's service provider, Catholic Charities, assisted Kevin with some furnishings for his new home. After Kevin moved in, it was evident he still had very limited furnishings. Arc Housing Access Services staff were able to secure donations for additional bedding and linens and some additional items from Shopko.