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.

Now there’s help

County social service agencies in Minnesota are working with the Department of Human Services to help families that may be having an especially difficult time get the extra support they need. Support services are offered when county child welfare programs become aware of families struggling with parenting issues.

As part of this effort, short-term help may be available with housing, transportation, parent education, child development activities, child care and other services. Parents may also be offered the opportunity to become involved with parenting education or support groups. These groups can help with tips on raising kids safely and provide opportunities to develop supportive relationships with others.

Participation is voluntary. Getting some help, even for a short period of time, can make a big difference.

We focus on a family’s strengths and needs. This is about working with parents who want to do what’s best for their kids. It’s about connecting with community resources that provide the specific kinds of help families want and need.

Fillable Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) Referral Form  DHS-8007 (PDF)