WHAT WE DO:
Douglas County Social Services is responsible for assuring the well-being of Douglas County residents by providing the following services: foster care, protection services, adoption counseling, family-based services, licensing, chemical dependency, mental health, Individual Placemenet and Support (IPS), mental retardation related conditions*, child care funding, mental health community support, child support, paternity establishment, representative payee, medical assistance, SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Minnesota Care, emergency assistance, cash assistance (MFIP, GA, MA, and GRH), fraud prevention.
*Terminology disclaimer: The terminology used to describe people with disabilities has changed over time. The Minnesota Department of Human Services ("Department") supports the use of "People First" language. Although outmoded and offensive terms might be found within documents on the Department's website, the Department does not endorse these terms.
Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.