Information and Referral
This service is provided to assist individuals to access information about social services and other resources to meet their identified need and to make referrals as appropriate.
Todd County Social Services provides a variety of services to support its aging population to live as independently as possible. Some of these services include adult protection services, long-term care consultation services, senior transportation services and coordination of senior citizen centers and activities in the county.
Child and Family Services
Services are provided to keep children safe and to support families to care for their children. Some of these services include child protection assessments and services, child welfare services, children’s mental health services, out-of-home care, adoption and permanency services, custody and mediation services and services to minor parents.
Todd County Social Services provides assessment and case management services to assist children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities to access necessary support services that allow them to live as independently as possible. Disability services also encompasses services provided to individuals with chemical dependency and mental illness, to assess service needs and assist the individual to access appropriate treatment services.
Todd County Social Services performs licensing duties on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Human Services for family child care, child foster care and adult foster care services. Applicants must complete the required elements of the licensing process and meet the minimum standards of care and physical environment. These standards are enforced to protect the health, safety and rights of persons receiving these services.
Child Care Assistance Program
Todd County Social Services administers Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for residents of Todd County. This program can help to make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families. CCAP can help families pay child care costs for children through age 12, and through age 14 for children with special needs. Child care costs may be paid for qualifying families while they go to work, look for work, or attend school. Families must comply with child support enforcement, if applicable, for all children in the family. Care must be provided by a legal child care provider over the age of 18.