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Community Human Services

Gov Delivery LetterSubscribe to Ramsey County Human Services Updates

Our mission: "Making a Difference: Helping People Survive & Thrive" 


651-266-4444 or 266-3800 multi language 

grandma & teenAdult Services

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.

Learn More ASD


happy dad holding 2 kidsChildren 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.

Learn more CFS  


160 East KelloggFinancial 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).

 Learn more FAS

       Normal Lobby Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday

News and Information

new 2016-2017 Ramsey County and Tribal Child Care Plan Comment Period

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently released the 2016 – 2017 Child Care Assistance Program County and Tribal Child Care Plan. Counties and federally recognized tribes, who administer Minnesota Child Care Assistance Programs under Minnesota Statutes 119B, are required to submit a biennial County and Tribal Child Care Plan to the Commissioner of DHS.

Ramsey County, through its Community Human Services Department, is now preparing its 2016 – 2017 Ramsey County and Tribal Child Care Plan. These local policies and procedures, when included in this plan and approved by the Commissioner, are considered county/tribal policy for 2016 – 2017. We encourage you to review and comment on the draft plan.

Key dates:

  • August 14, 2015 The public comment period opens.
  • August 28, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. The public comment period closes.

2016-2017 Ramsey County and Tribal Child Care Plan

Comments regarding the draft 2016-2017 Ramsey County and Tribal Child Care Plan can be sent to Naly Yang, Ramsey County Community Human Services’ Planner/Contract Manager, at

Upcoming Meetings

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

Annual Report

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.