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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.

  • What's new

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

  • 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.

  • Licensing

    DHS licenses service providers and monitors and investigates their compliance with Minnesota laws and rules.

  • Services

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

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