Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council

About Us

Our Mission

The Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council was established in 1972 as a Joint Powers Agreement among cities in Northwest Hennepin County to do regional research, planning and coordination of human services that make a difference in the lives of area residents.

Our Beliefs

  • Municipalities should share the responsibility of overseeing that human service needs of residents are met
  • Residents and consumers should play a critical role in defining their own needs and problems, and in recommending appropriate solutions
  • Suburban residents should have access to human services within their own communities

Our Goals

  • Provide local information to decision makers
  • Coordinate networks of service providers
  • Involve residents in the planning process
  • Serve as a catalyst for joint endeavors
  • Initiate innovative, cross-cultural, multi-sector programs


What are Human Services?

Watch our video, Imagine, to learn what local residents think about Human Services.



Programs and Networks

  • Research and Planning
  • Citizens Advisory Commission (appointed by member cities)
  • Emergency Services and Homelessness Prevention Program
  • Northwest Hennepin Early Childhood Network (formerly known as Success by 6™ NW) and Working Toward Success
  • Senior Leadership Committee and Senior Services Network
  • Joint Community Police Partnership and Multicultural Advisory Committee
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Network


The 2015 Annual Report is Available online: 

  • Click Here to obtain a copy of the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council Annual Report


form 990

  • Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council Form 990, years 2009 and 2010 are available upon request.  
  • The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Form 990 are also viewable at