Social Services

Hot Topics

  • Adult Mental Health

Rice County Adult Mental Health Services seeks input from consumers and their families on Mental Health Services in Rice County in the area of unmet needs.  This information will be used to complete the Annual Adult Mental Health Community Support Program Grant Plan  for Rice County.

Please call Christine Kern at 507-332-6115 or email  with your input about gaps in adult mental health services or existing unmet needs in Rice County. This information will be collected until October 10, 2013.

  • Online Application Information

ApplyMN is Minnesota's secure, online system you can use to apply for health care, cash assistance, SNAP (food support), emergency help, and child care assistance programs. You can use it’s, Bridges to Benefits, pre-screening option to find out what programs you might be eligible for and other resources in your area.

To get started, visit ApplyMN directly.


Department Overview

The Social Service Department provides community supported social services and financial assistance for eligible people to promote their dignity and independence.




External Links

Faribault Phone: 
507-645-4723 / 507-744-5185
320 3rd Street NW
Faribault, MN 55021
Government Services Building
Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Social Services Director