People with Disabilities

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Home and community services

DHS manages publicly funded programs that support people with a variety of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, chronic medical conditions, acquired or traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities.

Over the past two decades, Minnesota has successfully transitioned from high use of institutional services, such as regional treatment centers and nursing facilities, to effectively serve people with disabilities with flexible, cost-effective home and community-based services.

The Disability Linkage Line® is a free statewide service to help you find options to live independently. You can call 866-333-2466 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit MinnesotaHelp.info for more information anytime. You can also use the MinnesotaHelp.info live chat to connect with a specialist during business hours.

  • A to Z

    Links to Web pages on this site related to home and community services and supports

  • Contact us

    Contact information for counties, DHS and other agencies that can help you get more program information and help you apply

  • News and events

    Items of interest to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers

  • Programs and services

    Overview of eligibility rules, benefits and application process for home and community services and supports

  • Resources

    Links to helpful brochures, reports, websites and other material about home and community services




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