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The After Hours On Call social workers provide coverage for Wright County Human Services on weekdays between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. and 24-hours on weekends and holidays. The responsibilities of the After Hours On Call team include taking vulnerable adult and child maltreatment reports, assisting law enforcement with shelter placements, and responding to calls in person at the request of law enforcement. The After Hours On Call team consists of Human Services social workers who specialize in a variety of areas including child protection, mental health services, elder care services, adoption, adult foster care, developmental disabilities, and adult protection.
If you have an emergency social services concern outside of normal office hours, call 763-682-7400, and your call will be dispatched to the After Hours On Call social worker through the assistance of the Wright County Sheriff's Department.
Intake/Resource/Family Intervention: FAQ
This is the entry point for all Social Services intake with the exception of child maltreatment reports.
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Child Protection: FAQ
Wright County has the responsibility and authority to assure that children alleged to be abused or neglected are protected from harm or danger and that children in need of protection or services receive the appropriate services.
Services are initiated when a child protection report is made by either a mandatory or voluntary reporter. Reports are initially screened to see if there is an allegation of abuse or neglect that meets criteria as defined by MN Statute 626.556.
Reporting Abuse or Neglect
If the child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or your local police department.
Anybody can make a voluntary report of suspected child abuse or neglect if that person has reason to believe that a child has been mistreated. Others are mandated to report by statute. The requirements for reporting are outlined in MN Statute 626.556
If you are unsure if you should make a report, call the intake line at 763-682-7449. Child protection staff are available and can help you decide if a report should be made based on the information you provide. The identity of the reporter is always kept confidential.
A mandated reporter must call immediately, but no later than 24 hours after they suspect that maltreatment has occurred. The mandated reporter must follow up with a written report within 72 hours. A report can be made to your local county social services agency or to law enforcement.
If making a report during normal business hours, please call 763-682-7449, or you may complete the reporting form below in its entirety and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 763-682-7701.
If you need to make a report after hours, please call 763-682-7400 to be routed to the Wright County Sheriff's Department dispatch who will get you in touch with the after hours social worker.
The Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) is a grant funded program (for five years) that was designed by the State of Minnesota to serve families within Wright County and several other counties in Minnesota.
The program serves families who have at least one child/children in the home under the age of 10. This is a voluntary, supportive, strength-based, family-driven service to families before the risk of child maltreatment is realized in an abuse or neglect incident.
To identify candidates to refer to this program, we are looking for at least two of the following risk factors to determine whether the family is eligible for our services: domestic violence; chemical use; poverty; homelessness; unemployment; unemployment and lack of financial resources; behavioral concerns of child; mental health concerns of child or parents/caregiver; and a history of abuse, neglect, or past child maltreatment reports.
Contact information for PSOP worker:
Social Workers provide services which include:
For additional information on aging services for our region, visit Central MN Council on Aging.
Developmental Disabilities (DD): Links and Resources
What is a Developmental Disability?
According to the Developmental Disability Act, the term ‘developmental disability' means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that:
When you apply, a Social Worker will assist you to determine, if you or your child(ren) meet the criteria for services. Social Workers can assist with the individual's need for services, supports, or other assistance that is of lifelong or extended duration and is individually planned and coordinated.
Services provided can include:
The following information is beneficial for parents with children:
Birth Through Age 17 -- Wright County Early Intervention Services Orientation
Do you have a child with special needs? Do you need help with medical expenses? Are you frustrated with not knowing what options may be available to you? This orientation can offer you information on programs that could help support you and your child (birth-17).
Group meetings inform you of the resources available. Through the orientation, we can help by assessing your immediate, short-term and long term needs, inform you about financial resources, and share information about services and resource options that might be available to your child.
Sessions and Information: Please click on the link below to find the schedule of upcoming sessions and additional information.
Click here to find out how you can join us for one of our informational sessions.
Parents with children over age 16: The following resource guide is beneficial to help with services, as your child reaches adulthood. Guardianship is also discussed in this directory.
Waiver Services for Children and Adults
CDCS - Consumer Directed Community Supports - This is one of the services available under the waiver programs. Click on the links below for information on using CDCS (Consumer Directed Community Supports).
All responsible parties/guardians of consumers accessing CDCS are required to attend a CDCS session.
Click here for upcoming scheduled CDCS training session: CDCS Training
Additional Resources Available
This list is intended to serve as a reference. Wright County does not endorse or promote any specific agency or product.
Mental Health (FAQ)
Mental health case management services are available on a voluntary basis. In order to be eligible, the child or adult in need of services completes an application requesting services and must have an assessment completed by a mental health professional within the past 180 days. If you do not have an assessment, our intake unit can assist you in scheduling one.
Community Support Program
The Community Support Program assists adults with mental illness residing in Wright County with social, educational, recreational and daily living assistance. Click the link below to see the current events calendar.
Mental Health Advisory Council
The purpose of the Mental Health Advisory Council is to use the knowledge of a broad range of people who use mental health services, provide services or are concerned about public policy to find ways to improve local mental health services. This council focuses on making recommendations for services and identifying gaps and needs in mental health to our local Human Services Advisory Board.
If you would like to apply to be part of the committee, please complete the application below.
Mental Health Advisory Council
I have a mental illness and need help.
I have a patient on a 72-hour hold in our hospital.
I have a doctor's statement of need for commitment.
I have not received my Social Welfare monies.
My social worker is out, and I need to talk to someone.
How do I apply for Medical Assistance or TEFRA?
The school wants my child in Day Treatment. What is Day Treatment?
What are the possible resources or services you can provide or help me access?
We utilize every possible funding stream available, including state and federal programs, to increase resources for you and your child.
Does the County pay for Camp?
I need housing, who do I call?
In order to support the variety of services this Agency provides to Wright County residents, the Wright County Board must supplement federal and state funds with local tax dollars. Fees charged to service recipients by this Agency are primarily used to offset the amount of local taxes required. The collection of fees is either mandated or permitted by State Statute/Rule or Human Services Board authorization. Failure to cooperate with any fee process may result in the client being responsible for the full cost of services provided.
Fees charged for children in out-of-home placement follow the previous Child Support Guidelines Fee Schedule under MN Statute 260B.331 and 260C.331. Families with children who are diagnosed as developmentally disabled (DD) or severely emotionally disturbed (SED), and who are placed out of the home, shall be subject to a fee for services under MN Statute 252.27 using the State Fee Schedule. Families are charged a fee if their household income is above the Federal Poverty Guideline.
Click on the links below to view the Wright County Human Services policies concerning out-of-home placements and appeal procedures regarding this fee. Click on the back button to return to this page.