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– Financial Assistance –

WPHS administers many state and federal programs that provide aid for those in need. There are many different types of assistance programs that help with food, child care, health care and much more.

• Public Health Emergency

   Health Care information and updates:

• Emergency food support information:

What do I need to get started? 

  • Use MNbenefits for financial assistance on-line applications.    

  • Or download the printable Combined Application Form (CAF) (PDF) and mail,
    fax or drop off at our Glenwood or Elbow Lake offices. 

  • To see if you might be eligible for Financial Assistance programs, visit Bridge to Benefits, an online screening tool provided by the children’s Defense Fund.

MNbenefits is a simple, secure Web application that connects you with state and county services to help meet your and your family's basic needs. You can use MNbenefits to apply for:  cash assistance,  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, child care assistance,  


Will MNbenefits tell me if I can get help?

No, it does not determine if you qualify. It will send your information to a state, county or tribal worker to review to see if you can get help.

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Below are a list of programs WPHS has to offer for assistance.

​These programs help individuals and families who meet program guidelines and whose income is not enough to meet basic needs.

Cash Assistance

WPHS operates a Child Care Assistance program that helps families pay for
child care so that parents can work, attend school,
or look for a job.

Child Care Assistance

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as Food Stamps, helps with low incomes purchase of food

Food Support

The MNsure marketplace is where Minnesotans can find, compare, choose, and get complete health coverage that best fits their needs and budget.

Health Care

To find out more information about Financial Support Programs available please contact our 2 main offices. 
You can request a copy by contacting:


WPHS is committed to provide all services, financial aid and other benefits to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, six, religion, age, political beliefs and disability. The agency is responsible develop procedures for resolving service delivery discrimination complaints. Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits recipients of Federal dollars from denying people with limited English access to services. 


WPHS is committed to being person centered in all of its practices.  All of our staff are trained in Person Centered Thinking.  We are committed to assisting people in living to their potential and achieving their dreams.   We encourage you to ask us about person centered practices.  We would love to share what it means to us and potentially to you.

211 East Minnesota Ave., Suite 200
Glenwood, MN 56334
1-800-291-2827 or 320-634-7755

15 Central Ave N
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

1-800-291-2827 or 218-685-8200

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