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Blue Earth County Resources

 
 
 

Children & Family Services

For more information on Children's Services call (507) 304-4444. If you wish to access any of the services listed below, your request will be screened by a team of professionals to determine how best to meet the needs of your family. The Children and Family Services Department will make every effort to respond in a timely manner to your request, but you may be asked to wait or may be given service alternatives until a case manager is available to serve your family.


Adolescent Chemical Dependency  – An Assessment worker will complete an in-depth interview with a child/adolescent, parent(s) and related others to determine if chemical dependency services are needed. This assessment can be done voluntary or court ordered. Call (507) 304-4444 for more information.


Child Protective Services (Intake) – Serving families on either a voluntary or court-ordered basis to address child maltreatment determinations. A plan is developed to address child safety and/or concerns of neglect. A social worker will provide assistance and support to the family to ensure a plan is completed. To report child abuse call (507) 304-4444.

Children’s Mental Health Services (304-4444) – Providing education and prevention, early identification and intervention, emergency services, outpatient services, family community support, treatment screening, case management, therapeutic support of foster care, and professional home-based family treatment services to children with severe emotional disturbance and their families.

Family-Based Services – Provided for those families with children in which there is an identified need for improvement of family relationships and parenting skills.

Financial Assistance

This division of Human Services provides financial assistance to persons who qualify. Persons must fill out a formal application in order to have eligibility determined. For more information or to request an application for financial assistance call (507) 304-4335. For a list of programs, please click on the following link. 

 

Community Health

Blue Earth County Community Health Services promotes the health and well being of the community by applying the public health process for individuals, families, groups, and the general public. For more information about community health services call (507) 304-4319. Teen Pregnancy call 304-4451.

Community Mental Health

For more information on mental health services call (507) 304-4319.

Crisis Line: 1-800-233-9929

Warm Line: 1-800-337-2460

After Hours on-call: (507)-625-9034

 

Sexual Violence Resource Center

For more information on SVRC's services or support groups call:

(507) 304-4295‚ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-630-1425

SVRC provides a 24-hour crisis response service for victims of any form of sexual violence, including: adult sexual assault, incest, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation by professional, obscene phone calls, stalking, exposing and recent and non-recent assault. Advocates offer victims options, while providing support, education, and assistance. At the request of a victim, the advocate can be present during the medical exam, law enforcement interview, and throughout the court process. Female and male advocates are trained to understand the difficulty involved in deciding whether to report a sexual assault as well as the challenges victims face in recovering from this type of violence. Ongoing assistance is available to all victims and concerned others in the form of one-to-one counseling, support groups, education, systems advocacy to protect victim rights, and referral to other types of assistance available to victims in an effort to further their emotional recovery.

South Central Children’s Project

The South Central Children's Project (SCCP) is committed to the success of families and children in a supportive community. For more information, call (507) 304-4311.

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