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Commissioner Harpstead delivers 90-day report to legislators
Today, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead spoke before the Legislature about her first 90 days overseeing the agency and laid out her vision for the future of the department. 

Grants will support people with dementia, those who care for them
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia affect a large and growing number of Minnesotans, but help is on the way for some of the organizations that support them.

Short-term stay data added to Nursing Home Report Card
With a refreshed design and new data on short-term stays, the Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card will be more useful than ever to Minnesotans seeking information about nursing home care for themselves or family members. 

Grants bolster emergency shelter services, expand outreach
Just as temperatures have begun to drop and homeless Minnesotans are finding themselves in greater need, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has awarded nearly $3 million in Emergency Services Program grants to strengthen shelter services and increase outreach to people living on the streets.

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Child support staff build relationships, engage communities to improve services
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Over the past year, Minnesota Department of Human Services child support staff have been meeting regularly with program participants at organizations such as the FATHER Project as a way to build relationships, solicit feedback on the child support program and help families with their cases. Children and Family Services Assistant Commissioner Nikki Farago and FATHER Project Manager Guy Bowling talk about the impact of these visits, and how relationships like these benefit families.
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