In addition to economic support and health care, DHS provides many services to help children and families pursue the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
DHS works with others to provide programs for youth at risk, including those who are or were in out-of-home care or minor parents.
DHS ensures that children placed for adoption within Minnesota or across state lines benefit from all legal protections.
Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program helps income-eligible families. Parent Aware helps parents find options that prepare children for kindergarten. Other initiatives help improve the quality of child care throughout the state.
The child protection system responds to situations of alleged maltreatment and helps support families to safely care for their children.
Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for their support.
This tool estimates the amount of child support the court may order on a child support case.
DHHS serves people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deafblind, families, service providers, employers and businesses.
DHS direct care and treatment provides an array of residential and treatment programs serving people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and other needs.
Foster parents provide a bridge with birth parents to enable children to return safely home or to a new adoptive or permanent family.
DHS works to integrates housing, services and income supports to enable adults to live in their communities.
These services protect children and families’ interests by maintaining the integrity of the Indian family, extended family and tribal communities.
This program coordinates services to assist refugees in making the transition to life in the United States.