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Our mission: "Making a Difference: Helping People Survive & Thrive"
Adult Services helps seniors, adults with disabilities, low incomes, chemical abuse, or mental health issues.
We help you meet needs for adult protection, clothes, food, homes, health care, mental health, detox & chemical dependency services.
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Children and Family Services
Children and Family Services help children and teens who need protection, are in trouble with the law, have mental illness or disabilities, or need foster or adoptive families.
We train and license foster care and day care providers.
We also give referrals.
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Financial Assistance Services
Financial Services (FAS) give support to low-income, county residents.
We determine eligibility for Child Care, Food Support (SNAP), General Assistance, Medicaid (MA) and
Minnesota's Family Investment Program (MFIP).
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Normal Lobby Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday
News and Information
Some meetings are held at the CHS Service Center in the Community Action Building (the new name for the Bigelow Building)
Kudos! CHS Accounting and Revenue units submitted all 32 CHS major 2014 reports on time and in perfect order to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The units' extra efforts help CHS receive critical funds for service delivery.
Child Care Provider Information on becoming a licensed provider
June 23rd 3:00 p.m. (Community Action Building - 450 N Syndicate)
July 15th 3:00 p.m. (Community Action Building - 450 N Syndicate)
Foster Care Information July 7th at 2:00 p.m. (Community Action Building - 450 N Syndicate)
Citizen's Advisory Council Meetings (all meetings are at the 402 East University 1st floor conference room unless indicated): Children's Mental Health Aug 3rd at 5:30 p.m. (Wilder: 451 Lexington) | Low Income Aug 4th at 3 p.m. | Children's Services CSRP Aug 5th at 5:00 p.m. | Adult Services Aug 6th at 3 p.m. (W 7th Community Center: 265 Oneida) | Chemical Health Aug 12th at noon | Intellectual Developmental Disabilities August 12th at 4:30 p.m. | Mental Health Aug 18th at 6:00 p.m. | Citizen's Advisory Council August 19th at 4:30 p.m. | More CAC
Community Human Services Annual Report On an average day in 2013, CHS was serving an estimated 134,000 individuals. See CHS Annual Report (58 page pdf)
To request a full report with tables and data, contact Ask Human Services | Get Involved through Citizen Advisory Committees
The Anti-Racism Initiative strives for a multi-cultural, anti-racist organization that eliminates race and cultural disparities for clients and employees. Anti-Racism Initiative
CHS Limited English Proficiency legal obligations and responsibilities serve fairly and equally all eligible county residents. This includes access for people who need language help. Services Plan for People with Limited English Proficiency (10 page Word) LEP as pdf
Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule changes released January 2013. | See Notice of Privacy Practices HIPAA changes (pdf) | Changes NPP HIPAA (Word)
MN Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is administered by CHS for county providers and families. CCCAP Fund Plan 2014-2015 (16 page pdf)
Ramsey County Community Human Services works with other organizations and vendors for some services.
This information is available in accessible formats for people with disabilities by contacting CHS Accessible Web.