Human Services - Adult Services

Human Services
318 Knight Avenue North
P.O. Box 340
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218-681-2880
Fax: 218-683-7013

Adult Services are provided to:Persons age 60 and over who are experiencing difficulty living independently and are unable to provide for their own needs; adults who are in need of protection and vulnerable: persons with developmental disabilities or a related condition; chronically and acutely mentally ill persons who are unable to provide for their own needs or to independently engage in ordinary community activities; persons whose chemical use patterns are either inappropriate or harmful.

Services Available

Services to the Elderly:Long-term care consultation for individuals 65 or older and their families including screening prior to admission to a nursing facility; eligibility for home and community-based services; case management for individuals receiving assistance through Alternative Care and Elderly Waiver programs.

Vulnerable Adult Protective Services:Investigation of reports of maltreatment of frail elderly and adults who have physical or developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or chemicaly dependent.

Licensing of Adult Foster HomesRecruit, license and train foster care providers for adults.

Licensing of Family Day Care Homes:Provide information and an orientation for individuals interested in providing child care; license and re-license family day care providers.

Services to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities:Provides case management to eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities to help them obtain services to meet their individual needs.

Services to Persons with Mental Illness:Provide case management to adults with mental illness to help them obtain necessary mental health services, financial assistance and other supports.

Chemical Dependency Services:Chemical dependency assessments, determination of eligibility for program funding, referrals to detoxification, treatment, aftercare and other service supports.


MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center
Adult Local Advisory Council (LAC)