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Website connects caregivers with people who need services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is encouraging people who provide direct support to people with disabilities and older adults, or are interested in exploring these careers, to register on a new online job board and hiring resource. 

State psychiatric hospital makes critical turnaround 

After two recent unannounced inspections by federal regulators, Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center has returned to full compliance with federal rules for hospital operations and patient care. 

2018 legislative session summary available

Elder abuse prevention, the opioid crisis and affordable health care were key human services issues before the Legislature during the 2018 session. The session ended with vetoes of the omnibus spending and tax bills, leaving only the pension bill and a number of policy nonbudget bills signed into law. DHS did not advance a policy bill and had a comparatively small budget request. A summary of 2018 changes affecting human services is on the DHS website, along with other legislative information.

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County social worker discusses requirements, support for foster parents
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Dustyn Davis, Hennepin County foster care licensing social worker, describes what the county expects from people who are interested in becoming foster parents and the services to support families.
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