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Aitkin County Health and Human Services
County Programs for Income Assistance
Apply for county programs that help pay for basic needs
Programs that help pay for basic needs include:
- Emergency General Assistance (EGA): Help to resolve a one-time crisis that immediately threatens a basic health or safety need (such as food, shelter or utilities)
- General Assistance (GA): Cash assistance to help cover basic needs for people without children who can't work enough to support themselves, and whose income and resources are very low
- Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP): Helps families with children meet their basic needs, while helping parents move to financial stability through work
- Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA): Money to help pay for basic needs of people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA): Provides money to newly arrived refugees who are making the transition to life in the United States and are not eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
Area Served by County
- Aitkin County
- People with low income
Check specific program guidelines for requirements.
204 1st St NW, Aitkin, MN, 56431
- Primary Contact for this program: 218-927-7200
- Toll Free: 800-328-3744
Other Services at this Location
- Apply for Waiver Programs Accepts applications for Medical Assistance/Medicaid waiver programs
- Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Coordinators connect individuals to well-child care and screenings for eligible newborns, children and young adults
- Child Foster Care (CFC) Licensing The local county office that oversees licenses for child foster care. Foster care is a temporary safe family home for children who have been placed by a court order or a voluntary placement agreement.
- Child Support Services (CSS) The Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Support Division and county child support agencies work with both parents to establish and enforce child support court orders.
- County Programs for Families Apply for county programs that provide financial assistance and supportive resources to families
- County Programs for Food Support Apply for county programs that help pay for food
- County Programs for People with Disabilities Apply for county programs that serve people with disabilities
- Family Home Visiting Expectant parents and parents or caregivers of young children can get in-home support with pregnancy topics, parenting skills and connections to community resources.
- Follow Along Program Program that helps to make sure children are learning and growing appropriately for their age
- Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) A voluntary, early intervention service that focuses on helping expecting and parenting at-risk families thrive.
- Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services
- WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program A nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps young families eat well and be healthy. Learn about nutrition during pregnancy and feeding your baby and young children; meet breastfeeding goals; and buy healthy food using your WIC card.