News from DHS for May 2020

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May 2020

News from DHS archive

In this issue:

Minnesotans with low incomes now able to purchase food online using SNAP benefits

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Almost 400,000 people who use the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Minnesota now have more options to buy food safely. Starting May 28, 2020, they can purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.

Read more in the department's news release.

Foster parents deserve appreciation now more than ever

Even though many the special events normally held to recognize Minnesota’s foster parents were impossible this year, May was Foster Care Month, a time to pause and applaud the commitments foster parents make to support families in difficult situations.

Read more in the department's news release.

Mental Health Awareness Month focuses on tools for reducing stress, anxiety during COVID-19

Every May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with the COVID-19 pandemic this year it’s even more important to take care of our own mental health and support those around us.

Read more in the department's news release.

Online job board helps workers and people with disabilities find each other

The need to stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19 has made it harder for people with disabilities to find the support workers they sometimes need, but an updated web tool can bridge that gap and provide peace of mind.

Read more in the department's news release.

Minnesota flexes human services policies in pandemic

In recent weeks, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has temporarily modified numerous rules and regulations to preserve access to critical human services such as health care, economic assistance and child care during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more in the department's news release.

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Fact sheets updated in May

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