July 15, 2024 from 10:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. our office will be CLOSED

Please place all documents in the drop box, which is located outside the south Annex door

between the Courthouse and Social Services buildings.


Stacy Hennen, Director

202 8th Street North
PO Box 46
Wheaton, MN  56296

  Phone: 320-422-7777 / 855-735-8916

                TDD: 320-422-7800 FAX: 320-563-4230

E-Mail: stacy.hennen@co.traverse.mn.us

BEGINNING June 12, 2023 our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday


The Social Services Department administers an array of services as established by local, state, and federal law that promote the protection, support, and rehabilitation of families and individuals. The department is responsible for administration of many programs in the areas of Public Assistance, such as, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, Food Support, and Child Care Assistance. We also facilitate licensing of Family and Adult Foster Homes and Family Child Care Homes. We provide Child Support Establishment and Enforcement services, Child and Adult Protection, Long Term Care Consultation, and services for persons with Developmental Disabilities/Related Conditions, Mental Illness, other Disabilities, and Chemical Dependency. The department is staffed with a Director, Child Support Officer, two Social Workers, a Financial Assistance Supervisor, a Coordinator on Aging, two Case Aides, three Financial Workers and an Office Support Specialist, Sr.

Please complete an Application for Social Services for services such as mental health, substance use, developmental disabilities, etc.:  Application for SS 1114


Data Privacy Public Policy

Data Privacy – Subject Policy

Mission and Vision Statement

2020 Emergency General Assistance Funds Policy

LEP Plan 

2024-2025 NEMT Health Care Access Plan

2024 Request for Medical Reimbursement

Traverse Cty MFIP BSA 2024-2025

ADA Policy

EOE Policy

https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/ (apply for cash and food assistance)

Reporting Abuse

If the child or adult is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.

To make an Adult Protection Report, please call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center at 844-880-1574, 24 hours/7 days a week.

To make a Child Protection Report of physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a child on Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., please call Western Prairie Human Services at 800-291-2827 and ask for the intake worker.  You can also complete the Child Protection Form and submit via email to intake@westernprairiemn.us If making a report by email, please include your contact information that may not be included in the email.  

To make a Child Protection Report before or after our business hours, please call:

Traverse County Sheriff’s Office  320-422-7800

Grant County Sheriff’s Office       218-685-8280

Pope County Sheriff’s Office        320-634-5411

Glenwood Police Department     320-634-4518

Starbuck Police Department       320-239-2311


For comments please email:

E-Mail: stacy.hennen@co.traverse.mn.us

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