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Human Services Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I apply for medical assistance?
  2. What is WIC and how do I apply for it?
  3. How do I apply for energy assistance?
  4. How do I find low income housing?
  5. How do I make a child abuse/neglect or vulnerable adult report?

How do I apply for medical assistance?

Medical Assistance is health coverage offered through the county. MinnesotaCare is health coverage offered through the state. Applications for both programs are available at the human services office. An application can either be picked up at human services or mailed to you. Applications are also available online at www.dhs.state.mn.us. Human services can be reached by 320-968-5087.

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What is WIC and how do I apply for it?

WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a nutrition education program. WIC provides supplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5. Contact human services at 968-5087 and ask for a WIC application to be mailed to you. You can learn more about WIC here.

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How do I apply for energy assistance?

Energy assistance is available through Tri-Cap. They can be reached at 320-251-1612 or 1-888-765-5597.

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How do I find low income housing?

Information about low income housing can be gathered through HRA. They can be reached at 320-252- 0880.

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How do I make a child abuse/neglect or vulnerable adult report?

Contact human services at 968-5087 and ask to speak with the Intake social worker.

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