The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.
DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson honored seven organizations from across the state Dec. 3 for their outstanding contributions to human services program clients. Recipients of the 2012 DHS Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards were recognized at a ceremony at the Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building in St. Paul.
Jesson said winners in the second annual Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards stand out among the many organizations on the front lines throughout the state providing critical human services programs and promoting healthy and productive communities.
“These organizations have come up with innovative ways to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable Minnesotans,” Jesson said. “They exemplify all of the great human services work happening across Minnesota toward our vision of healthy people, stable families and strong communities.”
The 2012 DHS Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award recipients are:
Videos of the 2012 Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award winners are on the video page.