Most social services are being offered in person, by phone or via video. Use our phone lines below or contact your assigned worker for information or questions. Our staff will assist you in finding information and services to meet your needs. For needs that require in-person assistance, Social Services staff are available at the Northern Service Center in West St. Paul and Western Service Center in Apple Valley from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. When visiting Dakota County buildings and other locations, please follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance.
Dakota County helps people of all ages and abilities find resources to live successfully in the community.
The Community Living Services unit can help you get started on finding solutions that will help you or a loved one live as independently as possible.
Getting an assessment
Contact Community Living Services by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at
651-554-6336 to schedule a time for an assessment. A social worker and/or public health nurse will come to your home to gather information about your health and how you are managing at home. The visit usually takes about two hours. You will receive information about long-term care options and programs. There is no charge for the visit.
These resources can also give you information on services for the aging and disabled.
- Your doctor
www.MinnesotaHelp.info or call 1-866-333-2466 (Disability HUB MN) or 1-800-333-2433 (Senior Linkage Line)
First Call for Help – dial 211 on your phone