The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides services for more than one million Minnesotans in 87 counties and 11 tribes.
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DHS works to help Minnesotans meet their basic needs so they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential.
DHS provides child protection services, out-of-home care, permanent homes for children, child support, food assistance programs, child care services, health care coverage and children's mental health services.
DHS helps people with disabilities live as independently as possible so they can be a part of the communities in which they live.
DHS helps seniors live as independently as possible so they can contribute and be a part of the communities in which they live.