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Fact sheets contain background information on a variety of human services topics. For hard copies or for more information, email DHS Communications. Fact sheets for the 2018 session and fact sheets from prior legislative sessions can be found online.


Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building (PDF) (December 2017)
Licensing human services providers protects health, safety, rights (PDF) (April 2016)
Reform 2020 Waiver Proposal (PDF) (August 2012)
Human Services Department helps meet basic needs (December 2017)
Human Services Performance Management System (PDF) (January 2018)

Adoption and foster care

Permanency support contract: Working together to help families (PDF) (October 2017)
Adoption: Finding families for Minnesota's waiting children (PDF) (October 2017)
Adoption information, training, referral and support for families (PDF) (October 2017)
Concurrent Permanency Planning: Reducing time in foster care (PDF) (October 2017)
Foster care: Temporary out-of-home care for children (PDF) (May 2017)
Northstar Care for Children: Encouraging safe, permanent homes for children (PDF) (August 2017)

Adult mental health

Adult mental health: Strengthening recovery-oriented and community-based services (PDF) (January 2018)


Alternative Care Program (PDF) (March 2017)
Elderly Waiver Program (PDF) (March 2017)
Family caregiving: Essential to Minnesota's long-term services and supports system (PDF) (July 2017)
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (PDF) (June 2017)
MnCHOICES Initiative (PDF) (February 2018)
Moving Home Minnesota: Helping people move from institutions to community living (PDF) (January 2018)
Nursing facility facts and figures (PDF) (February 2018)

Child care

Child care assistance: Facts and figures (PDF) (January 2018)
Monitoring licensed child care (February 2018)

Child protection

Child abuse and neglect prevention: Well-being for Minnesota's families (PDF) (April 2018)
Child protection in Minnesota: Keeping children safe (PDF) (April 2018)
Minnesota Citizen Review Panels: Reaching out to protect children (PDF) (June 2017)
Parent Support Outreach Program (PDF) (April 2018) 
Safe Harbor: A path to empowerment for sexually exploited and trafficked youth (PDF) (January 2018)
Safe Place for Newborns law keeps infants safe (PDF) (December 2017)

Children's mental health

Children's mental health: Transforming services and supports to better meet children's needs (PDF) (January 2018)

Child support

Child support in Minnesota: Facts and figures (PDF) (December 2017)


Brain Injury Waiver supports people with brain injuries (PDF) (January 2018)
Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver supports people with disabilities (PDF) (January 2018)
Community Alternative Care Waiver serves people who are chronically ill (PDF) (January 2018)
Consumer Support Grant Program (PDF) (May 2017)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDF) (February 2018)
Developmental Disabilities Waiver supports people with developmental disabilities or related conditions (PDF) (January 2018)
Family Support Grant Program (PDF) (May 2016)
Home and Community Based Services Rule: Promoting supports in integrated settings (PDF) (February 2018)
Increasing access to federal disability benefits: SOAR and Social Security Advocacy (PDF) (February 2018)
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (PDF) (June 2017)  
MnCHOICES Initiative (PDF) (February 2018)
Moving Home Minnesota: Helping people move from institutions to community living (PDF) (January 2018)
Personal care assistance (PDF) (February 2018)
Preventing and reducing substance misuse and substance use disorder in Minnesota (PDF) (January 2018)

Economic supports

Asset development: The Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota program (PDF) (June 2017)
Electronic Benefit Transfer (PDF) (July 2017)
Diversionary Work Program: Emphasizing employment (PDF) (March 2018)
Emergency Food Assistance Program (PDF) (April 2018)  
Facts about Minnesota Family Investment Program (PDF) (January 2018)
General Assistance (PDF) (January 2018)
History of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (PDF) (August 2017)
Homelessness in Minnesota: A continuum of services responding to needs (PDF) (August 2016)
Housing Support (PDF) (January 2018) 
Increasing access to federal disability benefits: SOAR and Social Security Advocacy (PDF) (February 2018)
Minnesota Food Shelf Program (PDF) (April 2018)
Minnesota's refugee resettlement programs (PDF) (July 2017)
Minnesota Supplemental Aid (PDF) (January 2018)
Safety-net supports: Basic questions and answers (PDF) (November 2017)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (PDF) (January 2018)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training program (PDF) (June 2017)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps people with low incomes buy food (PDF) (April 2018)
Long Term Homeless Supportive Services Fund (PDF) (January 2018)

Health care

Fact sheet: Medicaid and MinnesotaCare (PDF) (March 2018)
The Minnesota Family Planning Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Personal care assistance (PDF) (February 2018)
Reform 2020 Waiver Proposal (PDF) (August 2012)

Information technology

Integrated Service Delivery System - ISDS (PDF) (January 2018)
IT Systems Modernization - Building a Person-Centered Human Service Delivery System (PDF) (January 2017)
MAXIS - public assistance eligibility and payments (PDF) (March 2017)
Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) (PDF) (February 2018)
Minnesota Electronic Child Care Information System (MEC2) (PDF) (January 2018)
Minnesota Eligibility Technology System (METS) (PDF) (February 2018)
PRISM - child support enforcement and collection (PDF) (January 2018)
Shared Master Index (SMI) (PDF) (February 2018)
Social Services Information System (SSIS) (PDF) (January 2018)

Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP)

Minnesota Sex Offender Program overview (PDF) (February 2018)
Minnesota Sex Offender Program treatment overview (PDF) (February 2018)
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Provisional Discharge and Reintegration (PDF) (February 2018) 
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Community Preparation Services (PDF) (February 2018) 

DHS Direct Care and Treatment

State Operated Forensic Services (PDF) (February 2014)

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