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Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)

Economic Assistance and Food Programs

540 Cedar St, St. Paul, MN, 55155

Distance: 897 Miles

(651) 431-4049


Service Details


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.

Programs include:
* 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)

Application Instructions

To apply for a public assistance program, contact your local county or tribal human services agency

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main - DHS Information Desk (651) 431-2000
Speech-to-Speech relay (877) 627-3848
TTY (800) 627-3529

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