Government Departments and Resources

Glossary of Terms: Government Departments and Resources


Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) works to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. 

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS),working with many others, helps people meet their basic needs so they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential. 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a mission of creating strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.     


Other Resources

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Founded in 1979, NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

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