Social Services

Social Service is divided into 3 divisions:

  • Human Services
  • Cash, Food and Medical Assistance
  • Child Support

Family Services Center

What to do if your Employment or Income has been affected by COVID-19

If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you may apply for unemployment benefits. For more information regarding this please visit the MN Unemployment Insurance Website

If you would like to apply for any of the other programs available through our office such as SNAP, Adult or Family Cash Assistance, or Child Care Assistance please see our How to Apply for Social Service Benefits Page.

For information on how to apply for Medical Assistance, this can be done online at MNSure.org, we would be happy to mail you an application, or they are available in paper version outside the Family Services Building as our office is now closed to the public.

 Any questions or concerns please contact us at 320-693-5300.

Meeker County COVID-19 Resource List

Meeker County COVID-19 Resource List (PDF)

Meeker County COVID-19 Resource Flyer (PDF)

This list was developed by Meeker County Public Health in cooperation with community partners to provide a comprehensive list of resources available to our community members. This list is updated frequently. If you have suggestions for additional resources to be included, please contact Pam Bagley at pam.bagley@co.meeker.mn.us.

PROPOSED 2022-2023 Meeker County MFIP Biennial Service Agreement

Meeker County is soliciting public input on the proposed 2022-23 Meeker County MFIP Biennial Service Agreement posted above. To comment, please contact LoAnn Shepard, Eligibility Supervisor, at loann.shepard@co.meeker.mn.us, or by calling 320-693-5311. Comments are welcome through October 20, 2021. 

Approved 2020-2021 County MFIP Biennial Service Agreement 

The approved 2020-2021 County MFIP Biennial Service Agreement is available for the public to view. It can be accessed under Quick Links, to the right,by clicking HERE ,or a paper copy is available through Meeker County Social Services, 114 N. Holcombe Avenue, Suite 180, Litchfield, MN 55355. 


 

Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment


All reports of Maltreatment of a Vulnerable Adult need to be reported to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC). Toll free at 1-844-880-1574.  Maltreatment can include self neglect, care giver neglect, emotional/mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and financial exploitation.
Disability Linkage Line


Disability Linkage Line is a free, statewide information and referral resource for all your disability-related questions. Anyone can call and there are no wrong questions! We make it easy for you to explore available options and chose the services that are right for you. Call the toll-free number 866-332-2466 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email Disability Linkage Line with questions.

Discrimination


Meeker County Social Services is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability. Meeker County Social Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Citizens with general information requests, can email the department with questions. Click Quick Links on the bottom right to see our Comprehensive Civil Rights Plan.

Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium

SMAMHC is one of the 19 Adult Mental Health Initiatives in Minnesota and is an 18-county Joint Power entity. The counties in our region include Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift, and Yellow Medicine. SMAMHC is committed to the partnerships and collaboration built with the Counties and Providers in the Southwestern 18-county region. We work together to inspire, provide hope, empowerment, and overall wellness. The SMAMHC is dedicated to improving the mental health of our region through these strong partnerships and planning.                                                                                                      Programs and services we support in our region include:

  • Core Adult Mental Health Services: Assertive Community Treatment, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, Intensive Residential Treatment, Crisis Stabilization
  • Housing Vouchers: Rental assistance to help maintain community housing; support to West Bridge, a specialized Board and Lodge located in Marshall.
  • Flexible Funds: Limited discretionary funds to meet individual needs of consumers (medication, housing, vocational and general needs)

The Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium has monthly meetings held on the 2nd Friday of the month starting at 9:30 a.m. The following is a list of dates for 2021:

January 8th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th – Annual Meeting, November 12th, December 10th

If you would like more information on SMAMHC meetings contact Kimberly Holm at Kimberly.holm@smamhc.com

Meeker County Local Advisory Council

The LAC (Local Advisory Board) is an open group of individuals who meet to discuss and explore adult mental health issues and concerns in our Meeker County communities. The LAC assists in efforts to educate the public, inform people of available services, gather input and concerns of mental health needs, and make recommendations to improve mental health services and needs. Anyone who has an interest in mental health issues in our Meeker County communities is welcome to attend. 

Meetings are held quarterly and are scheduled in 2020 for January 16th, April 16th, July 16, and October 15th; at 11:30 am, in Room 150 of the Family Services Building at 114 North Holcombe Avenue, Litchfield, MN. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

For more information, please contact Chairperson Teresa Pautzke at 320-693-5300.