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Adult, Child, and Family Services

Adult Services

  • Conducts investigations of adult abuse and neglect
  • Completes nursing home pre-admission screenings and planning for in-home services.

Chemical Dependency Services

  • Assesses individuals with problems due to alcohol or drug use/abuse and recommends treatment options.
  • Provides education regarding the affects of alcohol and drugs.
  • Provides funding for treatment.

Child Support Enforcement

  • Locate absent parents
  • Establish paternity
  • Obtain and enforce support orders

Children and Family Services

  • Provides services to families and children to enhance family functioning and preserve family units.
  • Assesses allegations of child neglect and abuse.

Child Care Services

  • Assists families in need of funding for child care.

Developmental Disabilities Services

  • Provides services to persons with developmental disabilities to help them achieve independence, productivity, and community integration.

Financial Assistance Services

  • Determines individual/family eligibility for: Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Emergency Assistance, Food Stamps, General Assistance, Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA), General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC), Medical Assistance (MA), and Minnesota Care.
  • For additional information, check the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Fraud Enforcement

  • Investigates allegations of intentional withholding, concealing, or misrepresenting information that affects financial grant eligibility or amount of payment.

Licensing Services

  • Conducts licensing studies for day care, foster care, and adult foster care.

Mental Health Services

  • Provides services to children with severe emotional disturbance.
  • Assists individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Provides funding for outpatient counseling, allowing individuals their choice of private therapist.






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