Community relations and public engagement
Actively building trusting, authentic relationships. Elevating the voices of the people we serve.
– Community Relations Mission Statement
The Department of Human Services (DHS) works to build relationships and trust through authentic engagement with communities in Minnesota. We strive to prioritize community solutions, creating a bridge between our institutions, community-based organizations and partners, and those who participate in DHS programs.
Your engagement matters
Your ideas for how DHS can strengthen community relationships and build partnerships that help improve our outreach will help people better understand and access our programs and services. The lived experiences of fellow Minnesotans will shape DHS policy and procedure to create community-based services that are equitable, culturally-response and person-centered. Join us in helping DHS give Minnesotans the best possible experience in accessing the help they need, when they need it.