Stable families are a cornerstone of a strong Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Human Services helps keep children safe and provides families with supports to care for their children. This includes child protection services, out-of-home care, permanent homes for children, child support, food assistance programs, child care services and children’s mental health services.
News and updates on the DHS efforts to assist Minnesota’s families and children.
DHS offers economic support for eligible families as they work, look for work or attend school.
Keeping Minnesota’s families and children healthy is critical to our state’s success.
DHS licenses service providers and monitors and investigates their compliance with Minnesota laws and rules.
DHS provides services to help children and families pursue the opportunity to reach their highest potential.