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Human services programs available for returning veterans
The Minnesota Department of Human Services, along with county and tribal social service agencies, provides a variety of services to help families, seniors and individuals with disabilities meet their basic needs. The department works to help those on government assistance become self-sufficient as quickly as possible. The department also makes sure that a strong but limited safety net is in place for the most vulnerable Minnesotans.
Some of the broader services provided include:
How veterans should access human services programs
Most of Minnesota’s human services programs are administered locally, at the county and tribal level. DHS employees work closely with employees from Minnesota's county and tribal social services agencies, who provide most of the direct services to Minnesotans in need.
Returning veterans and their families should access most human services programs through their county, tribe, or regional human services, social services or family services offices. A list of county human services programs and their phone numbers is available on DHS’ Web site.
New hotline provides referral and crisis intervention for veterans
To make it easier to find services and to ensure immediate crisis intervention, LinkVet, the Veterans Linkage Line for Minnesota veterans and their family members, is available. The toll-free customer service line is the first of its kind in the nation and will provide information referrals, immediate crisis intervention and psychological counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The phone number for LinkVet is (888) LINKVET (546-5838). More information about LinkVet is available online.
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