Human Services

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Wadena County Human Services includes:


Services Provided

Social Services


  • Chemical Dependency services which include assessment, treatment, referral and support of addicted persons
  • Child Care Assistance Program
  • Child protection services such as prevention, assessment, intervention, and resolution of child abuse and neglect
  • Day care licensing and supervision
  • Developmentally Disabled services such as case management, support and living arrangements
  • Elder care which includes prevention of nursing home placements by in-home service to the elderly
  • Foster care licensing and supervision
  • Mental health services such as case management, maintenance and support of mentally ill
  •  Wadena County partners with Sourcewell for all adult foster care licensing services. Find licensing information and forms on the Sourcewell website.  Are you interested in becoming licensed? Learn more and start the process by contacting a regional licensing specialist at licensing@sourcewell-mn.gov .



Financial & Medical Support


  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • GA (General Assistance)
  • Housing Support (formerly known as Group Residential Housing)
  • MA (Medical Assistance)
  • MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program)
  • MSA (Minnesota Supplemental Aid)
  • Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) 
  • MSA (Minnesota Supplemental Aid) Housing Assistance


Child Support


Child support provides paternity and child support establishment, medical support, and child care support.