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Children and families

Stable families are a cornerstone of a strong Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Human Services helps keep children safe and provides families with supports to care for their children. This includes child protection services, out-of-home care, permanent homes for children, child support, food assistance programs, child care services and children's mental health services.

Economic assistance

DHS offers economic supports for eligible families as they work, look for work or attend school.

Health care

Keeping Minnesota’s families and children healthy is critical to our state’s success.


DHS provides services to help children and families pursue the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

What's new

News and updates on the DHS efforts to assist Minnesota’s families and children.

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