Multilingual Human Services Referral Phone Line
People with limited English proficiency can now use the Minnesota Department of Human Services' multilingual telephone service numbers to access early childhood programs and services.
DHS' multilingual telephone referral lines operate in 10 languages -- Arabic, Hmong, Khmer (Cambodian), Lao, Oromo, Russian, Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian), Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese -- and are owned by DHS and operated by contracted vendors. People who speak little or no English can reach someone who speaks their language (live or voice mail) and be referred to the appropriate state or county human services provider. There is no cost to use these lines.
DHS Multilingual Referral Lines
Arabic - (800) 358-0377
Hmong - (888) 486-8377
Khmer (Cambodian) - (888) 468-3787
Lao - (888) 487-8251
Oromo - (888) 234-3798
Russian - (888) 562-5877
Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian) - (888) 234-3785
Somali - (888) 547-8829
Spanish - (888) 428-3438
Vietnamese - (888) 554-8759