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Posted on: September 29, 2017

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Human Services Advisory Committee (typically meets monthly the second Thursday at 6 p.m.) The committee is appointed by the Blue Earth County Commissioners. The purpose of the committee is to provide input to the County Human Services Director and the County Board relating to service developments, priorities, budgeting and evaluation with the Human Services Department. This includes the program areas of mental health, community health, social services, and financial assistance.


Social Services Task Force (typically meets monthly the first Tuesday at 6 p.m.) This group is authorized as part of the Human Services Act which provides partial definition of how services will be provided in Blue Earth County. Members of this task force provide community input on policies and services related to child protection, child and adult foster care, adoption, family based services, vulnerable adult/adult protection, family daycare licensing, developmental disabilities, childcare funding, sexual violence and chemical dependency.


Mental Health Task Force (typically meets monthly the first Thursday at 6 p.m.) This group is authorized by the Adult and Children’s Mental Health Acts in Minnesota statutes and has specific responsibilities to fulfill as they advise the County Board. Members of this task force provide community input on policies, treatment and services that addresses the mental health needs of children, adults and families.

For additional details about the Human Services Advisory Committee or Task Forces please contact Noelle Bruender at 304-4064 or Noelle.bruender@blueearthcountymn.gov.  


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