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In addition to economic support and health care, DHS provides many services to help children and families pursue the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
DHS works with others to provide programs for youth at risk, including those who are or were in out-of-home care or minor parents.
DHS ensures that children placed for adoption within Minnesota or across state lines benefit from all legal protections.
DHS helps families find high quality child care and early education, and links parents to research and resources about child care.
The child protection system responds to situations of alleged maltreatment and helps support families to safely care for their children.
Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for their support.
DHS serves people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deafblind as well as their families, providers, employers and businesses.
DHS operates a highly specialized health care system for people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, developmental disabilities and other needs.
Foster parents provide a bridge with birth parents to enable children to return safely home or to a new adoptive or permanent family.
This program coordinates services to assist refugees in making the transition to life in the United States.
Social Security advocates can help people with disabilities apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI).