Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties

Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP)

A voluntary, supportive service that focuses on helping pregnant and parenting at-risk families thrive.

Description

The goals of this program are to:

  • Enhance the well-being of children and families
  • Support families so they can meet the needs of their children by themselves and through their support system
  • Support the safety and stability of children and families

Workers will conduct a comprehensive assessments of families' needs and strengths and, together, make decisions about what services or community resources are the best choices for success. Short-term help may be available to families with concerns regarding:

  • Basic needs (food, clothing, housing)
  • Family health concerns (medical care, mental and chemical health services)
  • Parenting
  • Transportation
  • Child care
  • Financial needs (budgeting and financial assistance)

Eligibility

To be eligible, families must:

  • Have at least one child age 10 or younger, or be pregnant or an individual expecting a child
  • Be exposed to at least two or more at-risk factors including, but not limited to:
    • School/education concerns
    • Mental health concerns (parent or child)
    • Parenting challenges
    • Child behavior concerns
    • Limited support system
    • Disability (parent or child)
    • Low income/poverty
    • Homelessness/housing concerns
    • Chemical use concerns (parent or child)
    • Domestic violence
    • Parent/caregiver separation
    • Prior child protection history
    • Human/sex trafficking concerns
    • Legal issues
    • Medical concerns (parent or child)
    • Trauma exposure
    • Grief/loss
  • Not currently be involved with child protection services

Application Instructions

Families can refer themselves or be referred by community or social service agencies.

Contact your county or tribal human services department to make or inquire about a referral. Referral forms can be found online and should be sent directly to your county human services agency. General questions can be emailed to: dhs.csp.psop@state.mn.us

Fee

There is no fee to participate

Location

412 N Nicollet St, Blue Earth, MN, 56013

Area Served

Faribault County

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 507-526-3265

Websites

Other Locations

Other Services at this Location

  • Apply for Waiver Programs Accepts applications for Medical Assistance/Medicaid waiver programs
  • Child and Teen Checkups 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 Income Assistance Apply for county programs that help pay for basic needs
  • County Programs for People with Disabilities Apply for county programs that serve people with disabilities
  • Crisis Nursery Short-term child care for families going through a crisis or stressful situation
  • Family Home Visiting Expectant parents, parents, or guardians of children five years old and younger can get in-home coaching with 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
  • Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services
  • WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program Healthy eating and breastfeeding support program for women, infants and children. Benefits include nutrition information, healthy food you purchase using your card, and other health or community program referrals.

Last Update

1/17/2023