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Parent Support Outreach Program

Minnesota’s Parent Support Outreach Program is a voluntary, early intervention program that focuses on a family’s strengths and needs, and aims to help children and parents thrive. The program is available through all Minnesota counties, and the White Earth and Leech Lake reservations. Families can refer themselves, or be referred by community or social service agencies. 

Parent Support Outreach Program workers conduct comprehensive assessments of families’ needs and strengths and, together, make decisions about what services or community resources are the best choices for success. Short-term help may be available to families with concerns regarding:

  • Basic needs (food, clothing and housing)
  • Family health (medical care, mental and chemical health services) 
  • Parenting 
  • Transportation 
  • Child care 
  • Financial needs (budgeting and financial assistance)

The overarching goals of the Parent Support Outreach Program are to enhance the well-being of children and families, ensure and maintain safety for children, and support families so they can meet the needs of their children by themselves and through support systems. Often, referrals are made to community supports such as food shelves, free or low-cost clothing programs, free health clinics, mental health services, parenting classes and support, and child development screening services.

The Parent Support Outreach Program served more than 4,300 families in 2019, including more than 9,800 children. Referrals for the program came from screened-out child maltreatment reports, self-referrals by parent or guardian, and community agencies. After involvement with Parent Support Outreach Program services, 77 percent of families report improvement in their ability to manage household resources, 70 percent report improvement in family relationships, and 56 percent report improvement in their parenting skills.  Over ninety percent of children remain with their families within three years of their involvement in Parent Support Outreach Program services. 

Eligibility

Participation in the Parent Support Outreach Program is voluntary. To be eligible, families must:

  • Have at least one child, age 10 or younger, or be pregnant.
  • Be exposed to two or more child maltreatment risk factors, including but not limited to:
    • Poverty
    • Domestic violence
    •  Alcohol and drug problems
    • Mental health concerns
    • History of child protection involvement
    • Homelessness.
  • Not currently be involved with child protection services.

More Information

The Parent Support Outreach Program brochure DHS-4472A (PDF) explains more.
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To learn more about the Parent Support Outreach Program or to make a referral, contact your county human services department. Referral forms can be found here:  Fillable Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) Referral Form  DHS-8007 (PDF) or Printable Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) Referral  Form (DHS-8007 (PDF).  Send referral forms directly to your county human services agency. You can also send general questions to DHS.CSP.PSOP@state.mn.us

 

Parent Support Outreach Program tribal and county contacts

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Participating Tribal Nations

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Leech Lake Child Welfare - Family Preservation Program
Physical: 6035 161st St
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Mail: PO Box 967
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-8328
218-335-7286
FAX: 218-335-7234
FAX: 218-335-8272

White Earth Nation

White Earth Indian Child Welfare
Physical: 35500 Eagleview Dr
White Earth, MN 56591
Mail: PO Box 358
White Earth, MN 56591
218-983-4647
FAX: 218-983-3712

 

Counties

Aitkin

Aitkin County Health and Human Services
204 1st St NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
218-927-7200
800-328-3744
FAX: 218-927-7210
achhs@co.aitkin.mn.us

Anoka

Anoka County Community Social Services and Behavioral Health Department
Anoka County Government Center
2100 3rd Ave, Suite 500
Anoka, MN 55303
763-324-1658
FAX: 763-324-1039

Becker

Becker County Human Services
712 Minnesota Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-847-5628, ext 5410
FAX: 218-847-6738
CPIntake@co.becker.mn.us

Beltrami

Beltrami County Health and Human Services
616 America Ave NW, Suite 330
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-333-4223
FAX: 218-333-4295

Benton

Benton County Human Services
531 Dewey St
Foley, MN 56329
320-968-5032
FAX: 320-968-5330

Big Stone

Big Stone County Family Services
340 NW 2nd St
PO Box 338
Ortonville, MN 56278
320-839-2555
FAX: 320-839-3966
familyservicecenter@co.big-stone.mn.us

Blue Earth

Blue Earth County Human Services
Physical: 410 S 5th St
Mankato, MN 56001
Mail: PO Box 3526
Mankato, MN 56003
507-304-4444
FAX: 507-304-4387

Brown

Brown County Human Services
1117 Center St
PO Box 788
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-354-8246
800-450-8246
FAX: 507-359-6542
frontdesk1@co.brown.mn.us

Carlton

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services
14 N 11th St, Ste 100
PO Box 660
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-4511
888-818-4511
FAX: 218-878-2845

Carver

Carver County Health and Human Services
602 E 4th St
Chaska, MN 55318
952-361-1600
FAX: 952-361-1660
cssintakereports@co.carver.mn.us

Cass

Cass County Health Human and Veteran Services
400 Michigan Ave W
PO Box 519
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1340
FAX: 218-547-4054
Cass.socserv@co.cass.mn.us

Chippewa

Chippewa County Family Services
719 N 7th St, Suite 200
Montevideo, MN 56265
320-269-6401
877-450-6401
FAX: 320-269-6405

Chisago

Chisago County Health and Human Services
313 N Main St, Rm 239
Center City, MN 55012
651-213-5672
FAX: 651-213-5686

Clay

Clay County Social Services
715 11th St N, Suite 502
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-299-7139
FAX: 218-299-7515
Child.Intake@co.clay.mn.us

Clearwater

Clearwater County Department of Human Services
216 Park Ave NW
Bagley, MN 56621
218-694-6164

Cook

Cook County Public Health and Human Services
411 West 2nd St
Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-3620
FAX: 218-387-3020
phhs@co.cook.mn.us

Cottonwood

Cottonwood County: Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services
11 4th St
PO Box 9
Windom, MN 56101
507-831-1891
FAX: 507-831-0126

Crow Wing

Crow Wing County Community Services
Physical: 204 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Mail: PO Box 686
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-824-1140
FAX: 218-824-1305

Dakota

Dakota County Social Services
Dakota County Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952-891-7459
FAX: 952-891-7192
CFSintake@co.dakota.mn.us

Dodge

Dodge County: Minnesota Prairie County Alliance
630 Florence Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-431-5725
FAX: 507-837-5330
childprotection@mnprairie.org

Douglas

Douglas County Social Services
809 Elm St, Suite 1186
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-762-2302
1-844-204-0012
FAX: 320-762-3833

Faribault

Faribault County: Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties
Physical: 412 N Nicollet St
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Mail: Courthouse Annex
PO Box 217
Blue Earth, MN 56013
507-526-3265
FAX: 507-238-4377

Fillmore

Fillmore County Department of Social Serivces
902 Houston St NW, Suite 1
Preston, MN 55965
507-765-2175
FAX: 507-765-3895
SS-FAX@co.fillmore.mn.us

Freeborn

Freeborn County Human Services
203 Clark St W
PO Bx 1246
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507-377-5400
FAX: 507-377-5498

Goodhue

Goodhue County Health and Human Services
426 West Ave
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-385-3200
FAX: 651-2674-4877

Grant

Grant County Social Services
15 Central Ave N
PO Box 1006
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
218-685-8200
FAX: 218-685-4978
Intake@co.grant.mn.us

Hennepin

Hennepin County Health and Human Services, Child Wellbeing
627 W Broadway Ave, MC 700
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-715-2018
FAX: 612-677-6450
PSOPnewreferrals@hennepin.us

Houston

Houston County Public Health and Human Services
304 South Marshall St, Room 104
Caledonia, MN 55921
507-725-5811
FAX: 507-556-3012
DHSInfo@co.houston.mn.us

Hubbard

Hubbard County Social Services
205 Court Ave
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-1451
877-450-1451
FAX: 218-732-3231
intakes@co.hubbard.mn.us

Isanti

Isanti Community Family Services
1700 E Rum River Dr S, Suite A
Cambridge, MN 55008
763-689-1711
FAX: 763-689-9877

Itasca

Itasca County Health and Human Services
1209 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-327-2941
800-422-0312
FAX: 218-327-5535
cpintake@co.itasca.mn.us

Jackson

Jackson County: Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services
407 5th St
PO Box 67
Jackson, MN 56143
507-847-4000
FAX: 507-847-5616

Kanabec

Kanabec County Family Services
905 Forest Ave East
Mora, MN 55051
320-679-6350
FAX: 320-679-6351

Kandiyohi

Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services
2200 23rd St NW, Suite 1020
Willmar, MN 56201
320-231-7800
FAX: 320-231-6285
Human.Services@kcmn.us

Kittson

Kittsen County Social Services
410 S 5th St, Suite 100
Hallock, MN 56728
218-843-8689
800-672-8026
FAX: 218-843-2607

Koochiching

Koochiching County Public Health and Human Services
1000 5th St
International Falls, MN 56649
218-283-7000
800-950-4630
FAX: 218-283-7013

Lac qui Parle

Lac qui Parle County Family Services
930 1st Ave Box 1
Madison, MN 56256
320-598-7594
FAX: 320-598-7597
familyservices@co.lac-qui-parle.mn.us

Lake

Lake County Health and Human Services
616 3rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-834-8400
FAX: 218-834-8412

Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods County Social Services
206 8th Ave SE, Suite 200
Baudette, MN 56623
218-634-2642
FAX: 218-634-4520

Le Sueur

Le Sueur County Human Services
88 S Park Ave
Le Center, MN 56057
507-357-8288
FAX: 507-357-4220

Lincoln

Southwest Health and Human Services
319 North Rebecca St
PO Box 44
Ivanhoe, MN 56142
507-637-6094
888-964-8407
FAX: 888-251-2607
ssintake@swmhhs.com

Lyon

Southwest Health and Human Services
607 West Main St, Suite 100
Marshall, MN 56258
507-637-6094
888-964-8407
FAX: 888-251-2607
ssintake@swmhhs.com

Mahnomen

Mahnoman County Social Services
311 N Main St
PO Box 460
Mahnomen, MN 56557
218-935-2568
FAX: 218-935-5459

Marshall

Marshall County Human Services
208 E Colvin Ave, Suite 14
Warren, MN 56762
218-745-5124
FAX: 218-745-5260

Martin

Martin County: Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties
Physical: 115 W 1st St
Fairmont, MN 56031
Mail: Courthouse Annex
PO Box 217
Blue Earth, MN 56013
FAX: 507-238-4757
FAX: 507-238-4377

McLeod

McLeod County Health and Human Services
1805 Ford Ave N, Suite 100
Glencoe, MN 55336
320-864-3144
800-247-1756
FAX: 320-864-1212

Meeker

Meeker County Social Services
114 N Holcombe Ave, Suite 180
Litchfield, MN 55355
320-693-5300
FAX: 320-693-5344
SocServ.Info@co.meeker.mn.us

Mille Lacs

Mille Lacs County Community and Veterans Services
525 2nd St SE
Milaca, MN 56353
320-983-8208
FAX: 320-983-8306
CVS.Reception@millelacs.mn.gov

Morrison

Morrison County Social Services
213 SE 1st Ave
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-0201
800-269-1464
FAX: 320-632-0225

Mower

Mower County Health and Human Services
201 1st St NE, Suite 18
Austin, MN 55912
507-437-9732
FAX: 507-437-9721
childprotection@co.mower.mn.us

Murray

Murray County: Southwest Health and Human Services
3001 Maple Road, Suite 100
Slayton, MN 56172
507-637-6094
888-964-8407
FAX: 888-251-2607
ssintake@swmhhs.com

Nicollet

Nicollet County Health and Human Services
Mail and main office: 622 S Front St
St Peter, MN 56082
Satellite Office: 2070 Howard Drive W
North Mankato, MN 56003
507-386-4528
FAX: 507-934-8552

Nobles

Nobles County Community Services Agency
318 9th St
Worthington, MN 56187
507-295-5213
888-807-8099
FAX: 507-372-5094

Norman

Norman County Social Services
15 2nd Ave East, Room 108
Ada, MN 56510
218-784-5400
833-543-1964
FAX: 218-784-7142
swintake@co.norman.mn.us

Olmsted

Olmsted County Health, Housing, and Human Services
2117 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
507-328-6400
FAX: 507-328-6395
cpintake@co.olmsted.mn.us

Otter Tail

Otter Tail County Human Services
530 W Fir Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-8150
FAX: 218-998-8213
otcvacp@co.ottertail.mn.us

Pennington

Pennington County Human Services
318 Knight Ave N
PO Box 340
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-681-2880
888-681-2880
FAX: 218-683-7013

Pine

Pine County Health and Human Services
315 Main St S, Suite 200
Pine City, MN 55063
320-591-1570
FAX: 320-591-1601
Cps@co.pine.mn.us

Pipestone

Pipestone County: Southwest Health and Human Services
1091 N Hiawatha Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164
507-637-6094
888-964-8407
FAX: 888-251-2607
ssintake@swmhhs.com

Polk

Polk County Social Services
612 N Broadway, Room 302
Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-3127
FAX: 218-281-3926

Pope

Pope County Human Services
211 Minnesota Ave E, Suite 200
Glenwood, MN 56334
320-634-5710
FAX: 320-634-0164
intake@co.pop.mn.us

Ramsey

Ramsey County Social Services
160 Kellogg Blvd E, Suite 6000
St Paul, MN 55101
651-266-4895
FAX: 651-266-6902
SSD.ParentSupportOutreachProgram@co.ramsey.mn.us

Red Lake

Red Lake County Social Services
121 Edwards Ave NW
PO Box 356
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
218-253-4131
877-294-0846
FAX: 218-253-2926
swintake@mail.co.red-lake.mn.us

Redwood

Redwook County: Southwest Health and Human Services
266 East Bridge St
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
507-637-6094
888-964-8407
FAX: 888-251-2607
ssintake@swmhhs.com

Renville

Renville County Human Services
105 S 5th St, Suite 203H
Olivia, MN 56277
320-523-2202
FAX: 320-523-3583

Rice

Rice County Social Services
320 3rd St NW
Fairbault, MN 55021
507-332-6115
FAX: 504-332-6247
ricecochildandfamily@co.rice.mn.us

Rock

Rock County: Southwest Health and Human Services
2 Roundwind Road
PO Box 715
Luverne, MN 56156
507-637-6094
888-964-8407
FAX: 888-251-2607
ssintake@swmhhs.com

Roseau

Roseau County Social Services
208 6th St SW
Roseau, MN 56751
218-463-2411
FAX: 218-463-3872

Scott

Scott County Health and Human Services
200 Fourth Ave W, GC300
Shakopee, MN 55379
952-496-8959
FAX: 952-496-8430

Sherburne

Sherburne County Health and Human Services
13880 Business Center Drive NW, Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330
763-765-4000
FAX: 763-765-4096
hhs@co.sherburne.mn.us

Sibley

Sibley County Public Health and Human Services
111 8th St
PO Box 237
Gaylord, MN 55334
507-237-4000
FAX: 507-237-4031

St. Louis

St. Louis County Health and Human Services

Southern St Louis County Health and Human Services
320 W 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55802
218-726-2012
FAX: 218-725-5118

Northern St Louis County Health and Human Services
Physical: 201 S 3rd Ave W
Virginia, MN 55792
Mail: PO Box 1148
Virginia, MN 55792
218-741-7128
FAX: 218-471-7503

Toll-free all of St Louis County: 800-450-9777

Stearns

Stearns County Human Services
Physical: 705 Courthouse Square
St Cloud, MN 56301
Mail: PO Box 1107
St Cloud, MN 56301
320-656-6000
FAX: 320-656-6220
HSFC.Intake@co.stearns.mn.us

Steele

Steele County: Minnesota Prairie County Alliance
630 Florence Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-431-5725
FAX: 507-837-5330
childprotection@mnprairie.org

Stevens

Stevens County Human Services
400 Colorado Ave, Suite 104
Morris, MN 56267
320-208-6600
FAX: 320-589-3972

Swift

Swift County Human Services
410 21st St S
PO Box 208
Benson, MN 56215
320-843-3160
FAX: 320-843-4582

Todd

Todd County Health and Human Services
212 2nd Ave S
Long Prairie, MN 56347

Traverse

Traverse County Social Services
202 8th St N
PO Box 46
Wheaton, MN 56296
320-732-4500
FAX: 320-732-4540
FAX: 320-563-4230

Wabasha

Wabasha County Social Services
411 Hiawatha Dr E
Wabasha, MN 55981
651-565-3351
FAX: 651-565-3084
sscpintake@co.wabasha.mn.us

Wadena

Wadena County Human Services
124 1st St SE
Wadena, MN 56482
218-631-7605
FAX: 218-631-7616

Waseca

Waseca County: Minnesota Prairie County Alliance
630 Florence Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-431-5725
FAX: 507-837-5330
childprotection@mnprairie.org

Washington

Washington County Community Services
14949 62nd St N
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-430-6457
FAX: 651-430-6605
askcommunityservices@co.washington.mn.us

Watonwan

Watonwan County Human Services
715 2nd Ave S
PO Box 31
St James, MN 56081
507-375-3294
888-299-5941
FAX: 507-375-7359

Wilkin

Wilkin County Family Service Agency
Physical: 227 N 6th St
Breckenridge, MN 56520
Mail: PO Box 369
Breckenridge, MN 56520
218-643-7161
FAX: 218-643-8014
intake@co.wilkin.mn.us

Winona

Winona County Health and Human Services
202 West 3rd St
Winona, MN 55987
507-457-6500
844-317-9381
FAX: 507-454-9381

Wright

Wright County Health and Human Services
1004 Commercial Dr
Buffalo, MN 55313
763-682-7451
800-362-3667
FAX: 763-682-7701
hscpintake@co.wright.mn.us

Yellow Medicine

Yellow Medicine County Family Services
415 9th Ave, Suite 202
Granite Falls, MN 56241
320-564-2211
FAX: 320-564-4165

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