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Mental health, disability, Medicare and other services focus of help at this year’s State Fair

The Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota Department of Human Services will be at the Minnesota State Fair this year with helpful information on a wide range of topics, including mental health, services for people with disabilities, planning for long-term care and choosing Medicare plans for 2019.

New community mental health services receive more than $2 million in funding

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has awarded six grants to counties, tribes and non-profits, all focused on helping people with mental illness receive effective services in their community. The innovation grants, each very different, share in common the goal of getting people the right care in a way that works for each individual. 

Grants fund new efforts to support people with disabilities

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has awarded $2.6 million to community organizations for efforts supporting the goals of competitive jobs, stable housing and community involvement for people with disabilities. The grants will help lead to better choices and outcomes for people with disabilities.

Commissioner honors human services leaders

Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper is recognizing the work of programs throughout the state for their contributions to human services and their communities.

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Foster youth shares story
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Lisa Yang Fredericks, a former foster youth, tells her story and offers suggestions to current foster children and to adults considering becoming foster parents.
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