Family Services Office of Nobles County, Minnesota
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Family Services

Nobles County, Minnesota

   Nobles County Mission

In cooperation with our citizens, we improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by fostering a healthy economy and environment in Nobles County.


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Nobles County Family Services Office

Stacie Golombiecki
Human Services Director

318 Ninth St.
PO Box 189
Worthington, MN 56187

(507) 295-5213 (p)
(507) 372-5094 (f)

sgolombiecki@co.nobles.mn.us


Family Services Staff

Darci Goedtke
Adult Social Services Supervisor

dgoedtke@co.nobles.mn.us

Heather Kirchner
Family & Children’s Social Service Supervisor

hkirchner@co.nobles.mn.us

Michael Thies
Financial Assistance Supervisor

mthies@co.nobles.mn.us

Tamara Fishel
Child Support Supervisor

tfishel@co.nobles.mn.us

Stephani Diekmann
Fiscal Supervisor

sdiekmann@co.nobles.mn.us


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Family Services

Services & Responsibilities

Nobles County Family Services Agency (NCFSA) is the County’s public welfare and local social service agency. The Department currently has 41 employees. The Department has three main components: child support services, financial services and social services.

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Child Support Unit

Provides services to non-public assistance as well as public assistance recipients:

  • Location
  • Support enforcement
  • Support establishment
  • Paternity establishment

There is a staff of 3 child support officers and a supervisor. The majority of funding for these services comes from federal sources.

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Financial Services Unit

Provides services that are those most often associated with "public welfare":

  • Minnesota Family Investment Program
  • Diversionary Work Program
  • Medical Assistance
  • Minnesota Supplemental Aid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • General assistance
  • Child Care

There is a staff of 12 Eligibility Workers and 1 Supervisor. The majority of funding for these services is received from state and federal sources.

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Social Services Unit

Provides services in six cluster areas:

  • Children’s services
  • Chemical dependency
  • Mental health
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Adult services

The services primarily involve completing assessments or investigations, developing individual case plans, contracting for services from an array of services and case management. There is a staff of 16 social workers and 2 social service supervisors. The funding for these services comes from a combination of state, federal and county funds.

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Administration Unit

The Administration Unit of the department provides the fiscal and financial management, personnel administration and other administrative functions. There is a staff of two office support technicians, two account clerks, one fiscal supervisor, one collections officer and a director.

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