Human Services

John Dinsmore - Human Services Director

Human Services News...
  • Public Notice - Human Services Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

    Becker County Human Services is seeking to contract with one or more organizations to provide services related to behavioral health and social services to adults and children. Respones are due by Friday, December 17th. View RFQ...  |  FAQ...

  • Public Notice - MFIP Bienniel Service Agreement Available for Review

    The Becker County Human Services Department is developing the Minnesota Family Investment Program Plan for 2016-2017. Citizen participation is invited and encouraged in the development of this plan and the intended use of these funds. More info...  | Review plan...

  • 2016-2017 Child Care Assistance Program Plan

    Counties and tribes must submit a biennial Child Care Plan to the Commissioner of DHS. The 2016-2017 Becker County and Tribal Child Care Plan is now available for public review and comment. View plan...

  • Counties Concerned with MNsure's Performance

    Becker County, acting with a group of other Region IV counties, has forwarded a letter to the MNsure leadership voicing concerns with MNsure's performance. Read letter...

  • White Earth Nation Human Services Transfer Project

    The White Earth Nation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is offering an opportunity for tribal members and their families to receive public assistance, currently offered by counties, directly from the White Earth Human Services Division. Until now, only cases for households comprised solely of White Earth Nation members or lineal descendants have been eligible for transfer from the three counties. The White Earth Nation is now ready to manage and determine eligibility for any household containing at least one member of the White Earth Nation. More information...

Mission Statement:

The mission of Becker County Human Services is to promote safety, health and self-sufficiency by delivering comprehensive, fiscally responsible services to individuals and families.

The Human Services Director is an appointed position. The agency offers two basic kinds of services:

  1. Financial Support - to promote self-sufficiency of the residents of Becker County through the programs and services we administer and referrals to community resources.
  2. Social Services - subject to a sliding fee schedule.

MNsure Information:

  • See a brief video with an Overview of the Affordable Care Act, which is a component of Minnesota's health reform efforts.
  • Learn more about Health Reform in Minnesota.
  • MNsure has an easy-to-use website where you can search and compare plans, a telephone hotline at 1-855-366-7873 where you can call to talk with someone about your options, and places where you can sign up in your community.