People We Serve

The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides services for more than one million Minnesotans in 87 counties and 11 tribes.


News and events

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

  • More content moving to redesigned DHS public website

    Disability services content moved within the DHS website. The move is part of a redesign of the department's public website to improve its usability. To help website users find content, DHS will temporarily redirect key links. If you have book marked this content or added it to favorites, you will need to update these links.

    The "rate/report this page" feature for website visitors to report issues with individual pages, such as broken links, also will be implemented across the new site today.

    The website redesign planning team and communications staff are working with business area content owners and developers as the migration plan is rolled out agency wide. The project's goal is to move all content (with the exception of online manuals and County Link) from the existing public site to the new site by the end of 2014 and to improve the site usability so that all audiences can find the information they need.

    Use the A to Z and contact us pages to help you find information in the redesigned People we serve content areas.  

  • Two Community First Services and Supports (CFSS) reports available

    The 2013 Community First Services and Supports legislation requires DHS to develop recommendations, with stakeholder input.

    The first report (PDF), created in November 2013, details recommendations on three specific subdivisions within the legislation:

    • Requirements for enrollment of Community First Services and Supports provider agencies (Subdivision 12) 
    • Documentation of support services provided (Subdivision 15)
    • Support workers requirements (Subdivision 16). 

    The second report (PDF), released in February 2014, with the Development and Implementation Council, details recommendations for:

    • Improving the quality and integrity of Community First Services and Supports
    • Reducing the paper documentation required (Subdivisions 10, 12, and 15)
    • Making use of electronic means of documentation and online reporting in order to reduce administrative costs and improve training.

    These reports were submitted to the Minnesota Legislature pursuant to Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 108, Article 7, Section 49, Subd. 25 (M.S. §256B.85, subd. 25).

  • Olmstead Plan transportation forum at 444 Lafayette Wednesday

    Gathering input from people with disabilities about the state's transportation system is the aim of a public forum Wednesday, March 26, sponsored by DHS and the state Department of Transportation (MnDOT) as part of Minnesota's Olmstead Plan implementation. The forum will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Human Services' 444 Lafayette Road building in St. Paul in Room 5137 and broadcast through videoconferencing to multiple Greater Minnesota locations and online via webstreaming.

    More information is available on the Olmstead Transportation Forum, registration and locations.


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