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Our mission is "Making a Difference: Helping People Survive and Thrive"
The primary groups we serve are: children, families and seniors; people who have low incomes; are homeless; have developmental, mental or physical disabilities; or are chemically dependent. We provide programs and services to meet food, health, nutrition and housing needs. We also offer child and adult protection; counseling; day care licensing; employment supports; foster care information; and other social services. CHS collaborates with non-profit and contracted providers and other government organizations to provide some services.
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Child Care Licensing Orientation
If you are considering opening a day care or child care center in your home, please come to this important meeting. There will be time for questions and answers.
When: June 12, 2013 | 9:30 a.m. to 1130 a.m.
Location: Ramsey County Government Center
160 East Kellogg Street, St Paul MN 55101
Drop in Day Care Center at East Government Center
- Who Can be in Day Care: Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years whose parents or caregivers are in the building as visitors or program participants
- Where: 160 East Kellogg Boulevard, near the Lobby
- When it's Available: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Highlighted Programs and Projects
Adult Services (AS) include programs to meet basic clothing, food, housing, health care and safety needs for seniors, adults who have disabilities, low incomes, chemical abuse or mental health concerns. Learn more AS
Children and Family Services (CFS) helps children and teens who need protection, who are in trouble with the law, who have mental illness or disabilities, or who need foster or adoptive families. We train and license foster care families and day care providers. We offer referrals for basic needs. Learn more CFS
Financial Services (FAS) provides support to low-income, Ramsey County residents. We determine eligibility for assistance programs such as Medicaid, Food Support, General Assistance, Child Care and the Minnesota Family Investment Program. Learn more FAS
Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program assists families, single adults and youth to prevent and end homelessness. FHPAP Directory (32 page pdf)
The Anti-Racism Initiative vision is to create a multi-cultural, anti-racist organization that eliminates race and culture based disparities for our clients and employees. Anti-Racism Initiative
The Ramsey County Community Human Services Department (CHS) annually administers and delivers services to approximately 125,000 residents of the county. CHS 2011 Annual Report
The Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program is administered by CHS for Ramsey County providers and families. You can see our Child Care Fund Plan (CCFP) here; CCFP 2012-2013 (15 page pdf)
CHS recognizes Limited English Proficiency (LEP) legal obligations and responsibilities to serve fairly and equally all eligible residents of Ramsey County, including access to services for people who need language assistance. Plan for Provision of Services to Persons with LEP (11 page pdf)