Social Services

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Social Services is the largest county department that provides critical social service supports including: child protection, licensing, foster care connections, pre-petition screening for civil commitment, adult protection, mental health, detox, case management, prevention, and chemical dependency services.

Social Services is the local authority for mental health services and adult protection and is responsible for helping individuals, families, and communities in Ramsey County survive and thrive.

Read the Social Services Annual Report

Adult Services

Children and Family Services

Get involved

Do you want to make a difference in the community? Social Services and Financial Assistance Services rely on citizen input on policies, programs, and services that it delivers.

If you’re interested in getting involved:

Civil Rights Plan and Complaint Procedure

Social Services is responsible for providing services to assist and support Minnesota’s most vulnerable individuals and families so they can meet their basic needs and be treated with respect and dignity. Ramsey County’s Civil Rights Plan and Complaint Procedure ensure that all eligible individuals receive equal access to program services and information.

Civil Rights Plan and Complaint Procedure (PDF)