Social Services

Department overview

Social Services provides community-supported social services and financial assistance for eligible people to promote their dignity and independence.

Important information

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• Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center: 1-844-880-1574.

Guardian Services' after-hours line (4:30 p.m.-8 a.m. the following business day): 507-384-6499.

• To report suspected child abuse, email Rice County Child Protection at [email protected] or fax 507-332-6090. To make a verbal report, call 507-332-6115. After hours, call 800-422-1286.
  •  Rice County Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Form
  •  Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Protection information

• For more on financial assistance programs including health care, food assistance, MFIP, cash and childcare:(507-332-5995 or email [email protected].

• For information about programs including licensing, developmental disabilities, child and adult protection, mental health and long-term care assessments (MnChoices), call 507-332-6115 or email [email protected].

• Providers should email billing statements to [email protected].

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