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Steele County Public Health & Human Services

Public Health Nursing

The public health mission is to provide health services as needed by the residents of our community to optimize healthy life ways with emphasis on maintenance, promotion and restoration of health related matters and prevention of illness, utilizing a holistic approach. Please contact us with your questions and concerns relating to health. We will be happy to help you or locate an appropriate resource for you. 

Human Services

The Steele County Human Services Department offers a wide variety of services for people in need of adult or child protection.  Financial assistance services such as food and cash benefits and medical assistance are also offered to eligible families and individuals. There is also support for both custodial and non-custodial parents in the establishment and enforcement of child support, child care and medical support. These services are provided to all eligible people in a way that promotes their dignity, independence and well-being. 

Veteran's Services

The Steele County Veteran's Services Office is here to assist the approximately 4000 veterans in Steele County as well as their families, surviving spouses and dependent children. Every year the rules and regulations governing veterans' benefits become more complex and intimidating. We can advise these individuals of the benefits they may be eligible for in the form of Federal Veterans Benefits and State of Minnesota Veterans Benefits, we will complete the forms necessary to obtain these benefits, assist in obtaining the documentation necessary to support a claim for benefits, make certain the benefits the individual is entitled to are awarded and assist the individual to continue receiving the benefit once it has been awarded. 

University of Minnesota Extension/Steele County Office

The Extension Office is your first stop for access to the resources of the University of Minnesota. The U of M Extension offers informal educational programs for adults and youth in the program areas listed below. In addition, Master Gardeners are coordinated from this office.

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