- Human Services
Adult Foster Care
Foster care for adults assists men and women, 18 years of age and older, who are unable to live alone but want to live in a family setting.
Find more information about reporting maltreatment, and protecting vulnerable adults in the Benton County area.
Benton County's Adult Services Units and staff provide services to individuals who may have issues related to aging/long term care and community based services, physical and/or developmental disabilities, or adult protection.
Apply for Health Care (MnSure)
Apply for health care coverage through the Minnesota Sure website.
MNBenefits is a statewide online, secure, screening tool for healthcare, breast and cervical cancer coverage, family planning, cash assistance, SNAP (food support), emergency help and child care assistance programs.
Child Foster Care
The purpose of foster care is to provide a stable family setting to children when they are unable to remain with their own family.
The Federal Government mandates that states provide child support services to ensure that all children receive the financial support they deserve from both parents.
When it comes to looking for child care, you want the best for your child. Research shows that high quality child care can have a positive impact on a child's overall development.
Family & Child Services
Benton County embraces Federal and State initiatives to provide safety, permanency and well-being to children. The Agency designs and delivers services which will strengthen and assist families. Family preservation services are provided to allow children to safely remain in their home and community
The Financial Assistance Unit determines initial and ongoing eligibility for the Health Care, Cash, Food Support and Emergency Assistance Programs.
Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Services
Benton County Human Services provides case management services for eligible residents.
The Public Health Department works to promote, protect and improve the health of the Benton County community through Advocacy, Education and Collaboration.
Benton County Truancy Diversion Procedure is for children twelve and older. For a child under 12 years of age and absent from school, it is presumed to be due to the parents, guardians or custodians failure to comply with the compulsory instruction law.
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The WIC Program provides healthy foods and nutrition information to eligible individuals.