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Traverse County Social Services Department

Emergency Assistance

202 8th St N, Wheaton, MN, 56296

Distance: 1417 Miles

(320) 422-7777


Service Details


The Emergency Assistance program provides one time financial help to pregnant women or families with minor children who face a housing crisis.

This program is run by Minnesota counties and tribes who choose to participate. The policies differ from county to county regarding who is eligible, how much money is available and what emergencies are covered.

Additional Information

Provides emergency help for Minnesota families with dependent children under age 21.
* The emergency must threaten the health and safety of a child, such as eviction or utility shutoff.


* Counties can add their own rules about who can get Emergency Assistance and how often
* You don't have to be on or eligible for Minnesota Family Investment Program to get Emergency Assistance
* You have not received Emergency Assistance within the past 12 months. Some counties may make you wait longer
* You have to meet income guidelines
* Emergency Assistance must resolve the crisis
* You can show you have enough income to pay bills moving forward

Families with dependent children under age 21

Application Instructions

Apply for Emergency Assistance at your local county or tribal social service office.

Apply online

You can only apply once in 12 months.


There is no fee for this service.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Traverse County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (320) 422-7777
Toll Free (855) 735-8916

Last Update


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