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Bethany Moen  
Social Services Supervisor
304 S. Marshall St.
Caledonia, MN  55921
p: 507.725.5811
f: 507.725.3990
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Social Services

Houston County Human Services Mission Statement for Social Services

Houston County Social Services shall protect, support, and
educate individuals, families and communities with respect and dignity in order to promote and
strengthen the health, well-being and quality of life for its residents.

Services and Responsibilties

Social Services is divided into two units, children and adults

The Adult Unit is responsible for providing services and case management to people in the following program categories:

  • Vulnerable Adults In Need Of Protection Assessments and On-Going Protection Case Management Services  
  • Court Ordered Guardianship and Conservatorships
  • Licensing and Relicensing of Adult Foster Care Homes
  • Adult Mental Health Services
  • Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund Adolescent and Treatment Referrals
  • Rule 24 Financial Eligibility Determination for the CCDTF
  • Pre-Commitment Screenings, Referrals, and On-Going Case Management Services


The Child/Family Unit is responsible for providing services and case management to persons and families in the following program categories:
  • Child Protection Investigations and On-Going Protection Services
  • Family Assessment Response and On-Going Services
  • Family Group Decision Making Services/Prevention and Reunification
  • Parenting Support Outreach Assessment and Services  
  • Child/Family Welfare Services
  • Children In Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) Court Proceedings
  • Out-of-Home Placements of Children
  • Children’s Mental Health Services
  • Minor Parents
  • Adoptions
  • Licensing and relicensing of Child Day Care Homes
  • Licensing and relicensing of Child Foster Care Homes
  • Parent Training and Education Programs
  • Community Education and Prevention
  • Information & Referral


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