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On behalf of the Winona County Board this agency administers various services in the areas of welfare, public assistance, social services and child support. These services are administered pursuant to state law and rule under the supervision of the State of Minnesota.


Our Mission:

To optimize our client's independent functioning and self sufficiency
Department of Human Services Core Values:
  • Our focus is on people not programs.
  • We have a responsibility for the common good.
  • We have mutual responsibility to each other.
  • We provide safety nets and ladders up.
  • We will be partners with communities to mobilize supports for people to function and succeed.

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