Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Economic Assistance and Food Programs
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) - Lafayette Building
444 Lafayette Rd N, St. Paul, MN, 55155
The Department of Human Services provides economic assistance for qualifying families. It helps people go to or look for work, attend school, have nutritious food, and gain independence.
* Diversionary Work Program
* General Assistance
* Minnesota Family Investment Program
* Minnesota Food Shelf Program
* Minnesota Supplemental Aid
* Nutritious Food Coalition
* Refugee Resettlement - providing food, cash, and healthcare
* Safe Harbor - for survivors of sex trafficking
* Social Security Advocacy
* Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
* Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Employment and Training
* Emergency Assistance Food Program
* Office of Economic Opportunity
* Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM)
To apply for a public assistance program, contact your local county or tribal human services agency
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
|DHS Information Desk||(651) 431-2000|
|Speech-to-Speech relay||(877) 627-3848|
- Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) 540 Cedar St, St. Paul, MN, 55155
Other Services or resources
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NL-3000Household Related Public Assistance Programs Definition
Programs that provide financial assistance to enable eligible individuals and families to purchase essential services that will allow them to remain safely and independently in their homes or to care for their children while they are working or participating in job training programs.
NL-6000Nutrition Related Public Assistance Programs Definition
Programs that provide assistance in the form of coupons or vouchers that can be exchanged for food supplements to ensure that the nutritional needs of low-income and indigent individuals and families are met.
TD-0300.8000State Government Agencies/Departments Definition
The principal executive divisions of state government in the United States including state offices, departments, divisions, bureaus, boards and commissions, that are responsible, by law, for the management and control of public business and property.
TD-1200.2500Governmental Contracts/Grants Offices Definition
City, county, state or federal government offices that are responsible for handling grants and contracts for the provision of services.
TD-6500Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups Definition
Governing boards, advisory boards, commissions, committees and other groups that provide advice, guidance and, in some cases, formal oversight, for public and private organizations that are responsible for the provision of services to the community; that assess existing social conditions and problems and develop and assist in the implementation of specific strategies for meeting the human service needs of the community; and/or which assist community agencies and organizations to coordinate the provision of services in an efficient, nonduplicative way. Also included are entities that are composed of community agencies which have an established networking relationship that provides a collaborative approach to addressing specific identified community needs and problems.
YZ-1950Employment Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of employment.
YZ-3280Hunger/Food Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of hunger and the availability of food.