Red Lake County Social Services

The Social Services building in Red Lake Falls
The Social Services building in Red Lake Falls


Social Services Board meetings occur the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4pm in the conference room in the basement of the Social Services building.  One planned deviation of this in 2024 is that the June Social Service Board business will be handled at the June 25th County Board meeting.


Our offices are open, however, we ask that the public continue to access our office through phone, email, fax, mail or via our mail drop box at the front of our office whenever possible.  It is best to make an appointment to ensure that the appropriate worker is available to see you and that we have adequate space to meet with you.  CDC procedures are being followed including social distancing and allowing time between meetings to disinfect office space being utilized.  

If you have your worker's email address you may contact them directly. 

For social worker intake questions or to request someone to contact you, you may email

While we can send email to you securely encrypted, we are not able to guarantee that email you send us is secure, so if you have sensitive information to share, you may wish to call instead.  If we are not able to answer when you call, you may leave a detailed message as our voicemail is secure. 

Red Lake County Social Services seeks the public's input into our services and programs.  You can help us!

You can help us by: Reviewing Documents for which public input is requested or required, or by completing surveys regarding our services and our continuous quality improvement goals. 

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Social Services

Information regarding child and adult protection services, mental health, chemical dependency, daycare and foster care licensing, adoption, and elderly and disability waiver services.

Financial Assistance

For information about Financial Assistance programs including cash, food assistance (SNAP) and help with paying medical expenses.


Click the Announcements link to see News and important new information on our services.

Crisis Text Line

Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are available.

24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected to Crisis Text Line.

Crisis Text Line handles 50,000 messages per month and over 20 million messages since 2013 from across the U.S., connecting people to local resources in their community.

For callers who are the most in distress, average wait times for a response is only 39 seconds.

Free support is available at your fingertips 24/7.