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Minnesotans deserve to know what they're getting from the programs they pay for. The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides many resources to keep the public informed about the activities and performance of the agency, as well as the status of providers we license.

About DHS

The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.

Publications, forms and resources

Key resources to connect you quickly to the services, documents and information you need including a wide variety of publications, forms and information.

Featured programs and initiatives

Learn more about how the department evolves to shape and fulfill the ever changing needs of people in our state.


We license facilities that care for children, the elderly and vulnerable adults. We require providers to meet minimum standards of care and physical environment.

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