Social Services

Department Overview


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

    Adult foster care providers offer a family-centered living situation in their home in which 24 hour supervision, personal care, assistance and protection are given as well as room, board, and laundry services.

  2. Adult Services / Vulnerable Adult

    Services are available for those persons who are experiencing difficulty living independently and are unable to provide for their own needs.

  3. Childcare

    View licensed childcare providers and other information regarding childcare in Rice County.

  4. Child Foster Care

    Family foster care homes in Rice County provide a wide range of child care services for at-risk children from birth through the age of eighteen years.

  5. Child Support & Paternity

    Child Support is ordered by the court and may be established in a variety of ways: a divorce decree, legal separation, paternity action, domestic abuse order, or support establishment action.

  6. Child Welfare & Family Protection

    Child protection provides assessment and ongoing case management services to promote the safety and well-being of children.

  7. Family Services Collaborative

    To support the availability of comprehensive services designed to enhance and strengthen functioning for families with children ages O - 18.

  8. Mental Health & Chemical Dependency

    View information on resources regarding mental health and chemical dependency.

  9. Public Assistance Programs

    Access information regarding public assistance programs available in Rice County.

  10. Social Services Fees

    View fees associated with Social Services.