People with Disabilities



DHS provides a variety of services in addition to economic support and health care to help Minnesotans.

  • Adult protection

    DHS provides training and consultation about the Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act and keeps a statewide database on maltreatment reports made and investigated.

  • Deaf and hard of hearing services

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

  • DHS direct care and treatment

    DHS direct care and treatment provides an array of residential and treatment programs serving people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and other needs.

  • Home and community services

    DHS supports policies and programs that help people with disabilities find the resources they need to live with choices and as independently as possible.

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