Family & Children Services

Foster Care/Adoption

Foster care is a temporary arrangement for children whose parents are struggling and are unable to take care of them.  When possible, human service agencies will work with families to keep kids safe and meet their needs at home; unfortunately, sometimes that is not possible and it is necessary for kids to be placed in foster care.

Child Protection Services

Brown County Social Services takes on the role of assuring that children alleged to be abused or neglected are protected from harm and danger. 

Children's Mental Health

Brown County Social Services takes on the role of assuring that children that are exhibiting emotional or behavioral problems that the parents feel are not normal are addressed in the best possible way for both the parents and the child.

Family Facilitator Program

Family facilitators work with you and your family to accomplish goals that are important to you in regard to difficulties in parenting, family changes, discipline/behavior problems at home/school/community, social/emotional issue, and communication.

Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP)

Parenting can sometimes be a demanding job, especially for parents with young children. If you’re a parent with a child under age 10, and you are having a hard time caring for your child the way you want to, this program may be right for you.

Contact Human Services

Located at the Community Services Building in New Ulm

1117 Center Street, PO Box 788
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 354-8246 or 1 (800) 450-8246

TDD Phone Number: (507) 359-6505, for the hearing impaired

Fax: (507) 359-6542

Email Human Services

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Mission Statement

Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Teamwork, and Education


Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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