The Freeborn County Department of Human Services is committed to serving those who need assistance to meet basic needs, promoting self-sufficiency, protecting our most vulnerable populations, and preserving families within our communities.
Our office is open to the public from 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday.
The Freeborn County Department of Human Services & Freeborn County Mental Health Center are providers of health care services.
Appointments are encouraged, as many services are available remotely or in-person. Please call your worker directly or you may call our office at 507-377-5400 if you have questions about your financial, child support, or social services case.
We continue to provide all services through means of telephone and video calls, when appropriate.
Safety and Protection
To make a Child Protection Report, please call 507-377-5400 and ask to speak with Child Protection Intake.
To make an Adult Protection Report, please call: 1-844-880-1574
Crime Victims Crisis Center: Call 507-377-5460
To apply for CASH, FOOD, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE or CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE, please visit MNbenefits. Please refer to the Financial Assistance Programs page for additional information on applying for public assistance programs.
Mental Health Center
The mission of Freeborn County Department of Human Services is to meet basic needs, promote self-sufficiency, assist and protect vulnerable persons and preserve families through the efficient and cost effective delivery of both statutorily required and other services authorized by the Agency Board.
Public comment and feedback on 2024-2025 County and Tribal Nation MFIP Biennial Service Agreement should be sent to:
Suzi Nerison, Director
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Public comment and feedback on state guidelines for use of SSBG funds should be sent to:
Andrew Richter, Communications Coordinator
Child Safety and Permanency Division
P.O. Box 64943 St. Paul, MN 55164