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Children & Families Services Department

Ramsey County Human Services Helps Children Survive and Thrive

651 266 4444 or 291 6795 
happy girls in circleRamsey County provides resources, referrals and services for children and families

          • Schools, law enforcement or other agencies refer people to us. Or people come in on their own because they want services.

          • First, we interview clients to do an intake screening.

          • Then clients can be connected with services.

    If you do not see what you are looking for below, please call 651-266-4444.

Adolescent Living Skills (ALS)

ALS has resources for teens and young adults who live or have lived in foster care. Informal groups help people get ready to live on their own. Coordinators also help with circle of support meetings.
Learn more about ALS     651-266-4444

    Social workers join adults with foster children and teens waiting to be adopted. They answer questions; help with applications and give on-going training and support.
    Learn more about adoption     651-266 KIDS (5437)

    Cash Assistance
    There are cash and voucher programs for food, clothing, housing and medical needs. These programs are for eligible residents.
    Learn more about financial assistance     651-266-4444

    Child Care
    Families may get help paying for child care if they received MFIP funds in the past 12 months or have low incomes. Families can also check on license status of day care providers.
    Child care parent information  Child care assistance payments 651-266-4019
    Child care licenses     Licensing 651-266-3781

    Child Protection Services (CPS)
    Ramsey County has intake services for child abuse and neglect. We also provide case management.
    Learn more about CPS     651-266-4500

    Child Support
    The Ramsey County Attorney's Office administers child support services.
    Learn more about child support     651-266-3344

    Children who have a disability can get help from the county.
    Learn about disabilities |  Learn about developmental disabilities    651-266-3613

    Food Assistance
    People with low incomes can receive help to buy healthy food.
    Learn more about food assistance     651-266-4444

    Foster Care
    Foster parents make a difference for children and teens who need homes. Ramsey County licenses, monitors and supports foster homes.
    Learn more about foster care     651-266-5437

    Residents can apply for health services. Programs include health care funds or medical assistance, education, and health and wellbeing visits.
    More about coverage  | More about health screenings     651-266-4444

    Ramsey County Human Services works with local groups to help people who are homelessness.
    Housing and homelessness     651-225-9354

    Mental Health Services
    Ramsey County helps when people are in crisis. We also provide case management.
    Learn more about children's mental health     651-266-4500     After 5 p.m. and before 8 a.m., call 651-266-7000

    Mothers First
    Mothers and women who are pregnant and have chemical dependency issues can get help. This program helps mothers to have chemical free and healthy babies and children.
    Information 651-266-7820  |  Referrals 651-266-4111