Social Services


Lobby and service windows in Faribault are Now Open. 

Our Northfield Office is open by appointment only.

General Number – (507) 332-6115

From Northfield – (507) 645-4723

From Lonsdale – (507) 744-5185

24 Hour Crisis Line – (800) 422-1286

Fax – (507) 332-6247

Financial Assistance Programs including; Health Care, Food Assistance, MFIP, Cash, Childcare – (507) 332-5995 or email us at fin_asst@co.rice.mn.us

Social Service programs including Licensing, Developmental Disabilities, Child and Adult Protection, Mental Health, Long-Term Care Assessments (MnChoices) – (507) 333-3773 or Email

Providers can send billing statements to Email



Department Overview


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