Social Services Child-Family
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The Child-Family Team is here to work with families so that children can be safe, have permanency, and be well.

The Child-Family Unit is responsible for providing services and case management to persons and families in the following program categories:

  • Child Protection Investigations and On-Going Protection Services
  • Family Assessment Response and On-Going Services
  • Family Group Decision Making Services/Prevention and Reunification
  • Parenting Support Outreach Assessment and Services
  • Parallel Protection Process/Court Ordered Case Planning Process
  • Child/Family Welfare Services
  • Children In Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) Court Proceedings
  • Out-of-Home Placements of Children
  • Children’s Mental Health Services
  • Minor Parents
  • Adoptions
  • Licensing and re-licensing of Child Day Care Homes
  • Licensing and re-licensing of Child Foster Care Homes
  • Parent Training and Education Programs
  • Community Education and Prevention
  • Information & Referral
MNPrairie now has a centralized intake system. To make a report:
During business hours (8:00-4:30, Tuesday hours extended until 7:00pm) call:

1. MNPrairie at (507)431-5725
or local lines at (507)837-6685 or (507)923-2962

2. OR contact Law Enforcement, Dispatch 911

Written reports can be emailed to or faxed to (507)837-5330

After business hours, weekends or holidays, contact your local law enforcement agency/dispatch or 911.