Human Services

COVID-19 Notice:

Our office will be opening to the public beginning Tuesday, May 19th at 8 am. We ask anyone with possible COVID symptoms to not come into the office but to call instead.  Our office number is 359-6500 and we are open from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  We will be limiting the number of people in our lobby to allow for the CDC recommended six foot social distancing guideline. If an individual is to be seen in an interview room, they will be asked to complete a health screening first. As of July 25th, masks are required for anyone coming into our building.

  • Instead of coming into the office, items can still be dropped off in the dropbox in our parking lot. If possible, please place in an envelope with your name and who it should go to. The box will be checked multiple times throughout the day and will not impact your eligibility for benefits because you are not bringing into the building. If you need original documents returned, please note on the document and we will mail the original back to you.
  • Documentation or verifications may also be provided by scanning, attaching to an email and sending to
  • Most services through our office will continue but whenever possible, phone contact or video conferencing will be done to limit face to face exposure
  • Heartland Express is running fare-free until October 31st 2020 (unless extended).  Please call  their office at 359-2717 to schedule a ride.


The Purpose of Brown County Human Services is to provide an array of services and assistance designed to help individuals reach or strive for any one of the following goals:

  • Self-support
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Protection for children and adults
    from neglect, abuse and exploitation
  • Preservation of families
  • Community-based care
  • Residential care

Quick Links for Human Services

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

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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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