In addition to economic support and health care, the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides many services to help Minnesotans.

  • Adult protection

    Minnesota strives to ensure safe environments and services for vulnerable adults and encourages reporting of suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults.

  • Deaf and hard of hearing services

    DHS serves people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deafblind as well as their families, providers, employers and businesses.

  • Direct care and treatment

    DHS provides residential and treatment programs for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and other needs.

  • Gambling problems

    DHS helps people with gambling problems and their families connect to treatment resources.

  • Refugee assistance

    This program coordinates services to assist refugees in making the transition to life in the United States.

  • Sex offender treatment

    The Minnesota Sex Offender Program provides comprehensive services to individuals who have been civilly committed by the courts to receive sex offender treatment.

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