The Freeborn County Department of Human Services is committed to continued service in order to meet the needs of the people of Freeborn County during this time. We continue to provide all services through means of telephone and video calls whenever appropriate.
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.
Minnesota Housing News
RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications
Minnesota Housing is pleased to announce that RentHelpMN is now open and accepting applications. RentHelpMN makes it possible for eligible renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that RentHelpMN is in Phase One, in which people with past due rent who meet eligibility requirements are invited to apply.
To apply for RentHelpMN, please visit renthelpmn.org or call 211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about RentHelpMN, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Visit renthelpmn.org to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements and to apply.
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
Mental Health Center:
Many services provided through the Freeborn County Mental Health Center are still being provided through telehealth.
While individuals are able to utilize therapy, psychiatric, and chemical health services through telehealth during this time, you should contact your provider or worker if you feel you need a face-to-face appointment.
Additional Support, Information, and Resources:
South Central Warm Line / Crisis Line: 1-877-399-3040 www.sccbi.info
National Alliance for Mental Health: 1-888-626-4435 www.namimn.org
Peer Support Connection Warmline
Peer-to-peer telephone support that’s safe and supportive
Call or text 844-739-6369 between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.
The National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
CRISIS (274747) from a cell phone to talk to professionals who can help.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline: Call 833-600-2670
A service of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture https://www.mda.state.mn.us/about/mnfarmerstress
Coping with COVID: https://mn.gov/dhs/crisis/
An online resource developed by Minnesota DHS
Tools 2 Thrive: https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month
This website focuses on resources to reduce stress and anxiety.
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.
To fulfill federal public input requirements, the MN Department of Human Services publishes this annual report.
Because funds are administered at the county level, county agency staff must review and make available to the public the contents of this report, and solicit public comments on use of SSBG funds.
Public comment and feedback on the state’s guidelines for use of SSBG funds should be sent to:Nikki Kovan, Deputy Director
Child Safety and Permanency Division
P.O. Box 64943
St. Paul, MN 55164-0943