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Five foster parents from Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties threw out the first pitch at the St. Paul Saints game May 16.

Celebrate Foster Families

Five foster parents from Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties threw out the first pitch at the St. Paul Saints game May 16. The Saints donated almost 1,000 tickets to foster families for the fifth Celebrate Foster Families event, held during Foster Care Month. There are nearly 14,700 foster children in Minnesota, and more foster parents are needed to care for them. Learn more on the foster care page.

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Statewide deaf and hard of hearing survey underway

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides services to people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. How can Deaf and Hard of Hard of Hearing Services improve? What services do you need that are not provided? More information is in a story about the survey.

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'Changing Minds' during Mental Health Month

“Changing Minds: Work by Patients at St. Peter Regional Treatment Center” will be on display at the Arts Center of Saint Peter through June 12. The exhibition coincides with Mental Health Month and the 150th anniversary of St. Peter Regional Treatment Center. More information is in a news story about the show.

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Become a foster parent

During Foster Care Month in May, learn the steps to become a foster parent. Foster parents provide critical temporary care and nurturing to children in crisis. They are as diverse as the children they care for. A foster parent may be single or married, have children or not have children, rent or own their home. What they share is a concern for children and a commitment to help them through tough times.

Get connected with Parent Aware

Get connected with Parent Aware

Too many of Minnesota's children are not prepared for kindergarten. Parent Aware gives you the tools and information to find the best quality child care and early education for your child. Search more than 12,000 programs by quality rating, location, schedule and more on the website.

Renewal notices for MA

Renewal notices for MA

Notices are coming to many Medical Assistance members. Yours may say coverage was renewed automatically; you don’t have to do anything unless you have a change to report. Or you may have to return a form within 30 days to keep your coverage. See the Renewing eligibility page for more information.

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Drug overdose deaths continued to rise in 2015

New data from the Minnesota Department of Health show drug overdose deaths, including those involving unintentional deaths and suicides, jumped 11 percent between 2014 and 2015.

Minnesota celebrates, needs foster families

Foster families will soon spend an evening at the ballpark. In partnership with the St. Paul Saints, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington County social service agencies are hosting a special event as part of Foster Care Month in May.

May is National Mental Health Month

“Life With a Mental Illness” is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Month, highlighting the importance of speaking up, sharing stories, and decreasing the stigma of mental illness. 

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Live Well at Home
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Service providers from across the state share what Live Well at Home grants mean to the people and the communities they serve. Live Well at Home grants support older Minnesotans’ desire to live at home in the community through home and community-based service supports such as chore, caregiving, home modification, and transportation services.

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Sojourner Watkins had a vision for her life. She would be a college graduate, a nurse, married, financially stable and a mother.

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