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Western Prairie Human Services serves the communities of Grant and Pope Counties in West Central Minnesota. Offices are located in Elbow Lake, MN in Grant County and Glenwood, MN in Pope County.

Residents of our communities may utilize either location to meet their needs.


Western Prairie Human Services mission is to be a person centered agency that partners with and empowers individuals and families, and promotes safe, healthy communities throughout Pope and Grant Counties.

Public hours of the Glenwood and Elbow Lake offices are 8am-4pm. 
There are drop off boxes at both sites that are checked during the week.

Our offices will be closed Monday May 27th in 
observation of Memorial Day.

                                    2024 Child WelfareLeadership Award 
Stacy Hennen is the Director of Western Prairie Human Services, a joint powers entity formed January 1, 2022, covering Grant and Pope County and contracting with Traverse County Social Services. Stacy has been a human services director for 15 years. Prior to being a human services director, Stacy worked in child protection and supervision of a children’s residential facility for 14 years. Stacy has served in numerous leadership roles in the past 15 years. She was appointed by the Governor to the Governor’s Child Protection task force and served on it for its entirety. She was also appointed by the Governor to the Human Services Performance Management Council and served on it since its inception. Stacy was President of the Minnesota Association of County Social Services Administrators (MACSSA) in 2015 and served in many other leadership roles within MACSSA including Chair of their Children’s Committee and the first Vice President of MACSSA.

  • Starbuck Police Department: 320-239-2311

  • Traverse County Sheriff’s Office: 320-422-7800

To Report Child Abuse or Neglect
If the child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. 
If you want to make an immediate oral report of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or exploitation of a
child on Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, call the below numbers and ask for the intake worker. You can also

complete the Child Protection Form  and submit via email, which is the preferred method. Email submission is encrypted.

You may also send an email to


If making a report by email, please include your contact information so you can be reached for clarifying questions or to obtain needed information that may not be included in the email. After 4:00 PM on weekdays and on weekends, please call the following to make a report:

LE = Law Enforcement

  • Grant County Sheriff’s Office:218-685-8280

  • Pope County Sheriff’s Office: 320-634-5411 

  • Glenwood Police Department: 320-634-4518


To Make a Report of Adult Abuse or Neglect, call 1-844-880-1574.

If the Adult who is Vulnerable is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.

Mandated reporters please complete the Online Mandated Reporter Form

All other reporters please contact the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) at 1-844-880-1574.


211 East Minnesota Ave., Suite 200
Glenwood, MN 56334
(320) 634-7755

15 Central Ave N
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

(218) 685-8200


Pope County 
211 Minnesota Ave East

Glenwood, MN 56334

Office: 320-634-7755
Fax 320-634-0164

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm


Grant County

15 Central Avenue North
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Office: 218-685-8200
Fax: 218-685-4978

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

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Services and Responsibilities
Human Services works in partnership with public and private agencies to help individuals and families be safe and successful. Western Prairie Human Services provides a wide array of services to eligible citizens. 

Individuals and families who need assistance
in any of the following areas are encouraged
to contact the department:


  • Child Support

  • Disability Services 

  • Financial Assistance
    - Cash Assistance
    - Child Care Assistance

    Food Support
    - Health Support

  • Housing Resources

  • Licensing
    - Family Child Care
    - Child Foster Care
    - Adult Foster Care 

  • Mental Health / Substance Abuse

  • Protective Services

  • Senior Coordinator and
    Caregiver Consultant

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“It is our mission to be a person centered agency that partners with and empowers individuals and families, and promotes safe, healthy communities.”

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