Family Services

lqp family servicesThe Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center, in partnership with the federal government, the state and other public, private and community agencies, is a county agency directed by law to assist county residents whose personal or family resources are not adequate to meet their basic human needs. It is committed to helping them attain the maximum degree of self-sufficiency consistent with their individual capacities. To these ends, the Agency will promote the dignity, safety and rights of the individual, and will assume public accountability and trust through responsible use of available resources.

About Us

LqP Co. Family Service Center was first established in 1937 under the direction of Violet Eckstrom. The agency is now directed by Joel Churness who has served the county for over 30 years. LqP Co. Family Service Center provides social and financial services throughout the entire county. Currently, LqP Co. Family Services houses 24 employees. For more information on the services provided, click on Services.


Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
PO Box 7, 930 First Avenue
Madison, MN 56256

Phone: (320) 598-7594
Fax: (320) 598-7597



WARNING: In communicating with us in response to this website, do not send any confidential information. This site is not regularly monitored. If you require immediate assistance, please consult our Family Services Department Resource Directory.