About DHS

The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.

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The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.

  • Contact us

    Most of Minnesota’s human service programs are administered locally, at the county level. Contact your county or regional human services, social services or family services office if you have questions or concerns about an existing human service case.  DHS does provide some direct services through State Operated Services and regional service centers for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Mission and values

    The Minnesota Department of Human Services, working with many others, helps people meet their basic needs so they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential.

  • What we do

    The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents.

  • Who we are

    The Minnesota Department of Human Services is an organization of individuals with a commitment to bettering the lives of Minnesotans.

  • Who we serve

    The Minnesota Department of Human Services  serves Minnesotans in all 87 counties and 11 tribes.

  • Public participation

    DHS invites client, stakeholder and citizen input on initiatives and proposed program changes through public meetings and comment periods.




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