Hennepin County Human Services opened its first satellite office in Brooklyn Center to make applying for or renewing benefits more convenient and less intimidating than the trek to downtown Minneapolis. The Center offers a multitude of services ranging from education to economic assistance, such as assistance with Child Support, SNAP (food support), cash assistance, health care programs, and emergency assistance. Hennepin County Human Services’ partners in the building include the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) and Osseo Area Schools. “The Hub and the partnerships make it easier for families to get help when they need it close to home and they can have ready access to education, which is critical to long-term success. We are much better working together to meet the critical needs people have,” said Hennepin County Board Chair Mike Opat.