The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is sponsored by the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue that provides free tax preparation services for people of all ages with low to moderate incomes.
Free tax preparation is available to qualified individuals at our Winona and St. Charles sites.
Corner of 2nd & Laird Street Next to Winona Volunteer Services
Calls for an appointment will be taken Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM beginning January 25th
February 1st – April 14th
Mondays 4:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8:30 – 11:30 AM and 12:30 – 3:30 PM Saturdays 9:00 AM – Noon
By Appointment Only!
No walk-in appointments this season due to COVID-19 restrictions
Main Square Montessori (MSM) is a non-profit learning center for children, age 16 months to kindergarten, located in the heart of Winona, MN. Grounded in the tradition of Maria Montessori, MSM views the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared environment.
MSM will be open 6:30AM to 6:00PM, five days a week, and is designed for families that need full time child care. Tuition assistance is available and families that qualify for Child Care Assistance are encouraged to apply.
Partners In Excellence is an autism therapy center that offers a set of effective treatment programs for children ages 1-10 years old diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Partners in Excellence is an outpatient mental health clinic providing simulated environments that reflect real-life situations, enabling the children to work on their skills one-on-one or in small groups with trained behavior therapists.
Solomon’s Song fosters community connections that fortify our belief that we are all more alike than we are different. We promote healthy mind/body, celebrate diversity and work to stomp out stigma in its many forms.
Winona Area Catholic Schools welcome and invite students of all faiths and various learning backgrounds to join our schools. From 16 months to senior year, experience a schools system united to excel in faith and learning.
St. Mary’s Primary School serves 16 months to Kindergarten
St. Stan’s Elementary School serves 1st – 6th grades
Cotter Jr. High School serves 7th & 8th grades
Cotter Sr. High School serves 9th – 12th grades
Winona Area Public Schools is the public school system in Winona, Minnesota. It is also known as Independent School District 861.
The local public school system includes 8 early learning programs, 5 elementary schools, the Winona Middle School, an alternative school and the Winona Senior High School.
The five elementary schools in the district include the following:
Madison Elementary, located at 515 West Wabasha St., Winona
Jefferson Elementary, located at 903 Gilmore Ave, Winona
Washington-Kosciusko (W-K), located at 365 Mankato Ave, Winona
Goodview Elementary, located at 5100-9th Street, Winona
Rollingstone Community School, located at 61 Main Street, Rollingstone
Southeastern Minnesota Area on Aging strives to promote independence and dignity of older people in the region by coordinating, funding and developing programs and services. We link people with information, advocate for the needs of older people, build community capacity through development, partnerships, grants and contracts, and promote prudent stewardship of the federal, state and local resources we receive.
Southeastern Minnesota Area on Aging, Inc. is the designated area agency on aging for the 11-county region of Southeastern Minnesota, and was established in 1976 by the Minnesota Board on Aging. We receive Older American Act funds and state funds that are awarded to local service providers for community based programs for older people. It is a 501-C3 non-profit.
Service area includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. It is also known as the Region 10 Planning and service area. The office is located in Rochester.
Partnerships include: Senior Linkage Line, Veterans Linkage Line, Disability Linkage Line, MN Board on Aging
The mission of LDA Minnesota is to empower and support children, adults, families and the broader community impacted by learning disabilities, attention deficit and related challenges through assessment, intervention, education and outreach.
The WSU Children’s Center exists as a hub of learning and service for university and community residents by:
- Providing comprehensive early education & care programs for children aged six weeks through fourth grade at two sites. There is an on-campus site at Wabasha Hall and an off-campus site at Madison Elementary School. The Center hours are 7 am – 5:30 pm daily, 12 months/year.
- Mentoring university students seeking licensure in education and related fields through practicum and employment opportunities.
- Creating relationships and sharing resources with practicing early childhood professionals through the newly opened Early Childhood Professional Development Center.
- Connecting university students with children to Winona State’s Student Parent Program.
Winona State University has provided recognized early childhood education and care since 1973. All Center programs are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, accredited by NAEYC, and have 4-star ratings from Minnesota’s Parent Aware Quality Rating System.
This is a free statewide program that supports young children who are at–risk for experiencing developmental delays.
Babies and young children grow and learn at their own rate. However, some children need special help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking, or talking. Minnesota´s Follow Along Program will help you know if your child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and acting like other children the same age.
- A good way to learn about your child´s health and development
- A fun way to get ideas about “what to teach” and “at what age” to teach it
- A simple way to ask questions about how your child is hearing, moving, seeing, playing, talking, learning, growing, and acting
- An easy way to find out about other services you may want for your child
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
They are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.
Girl Scouts helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
The Arc Southeastern Minnesota builds fully inclusive communities by protecting human rights through advocacy, support, and education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families will live full and complete lives as valued and engaged members of their communities.
- The Arc improves the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and assists them in obtaining the full range of civil rights, including the right to equal education, housing, and employment.
- The Arc supports and advocates to secure and enhance opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to choose how they live, learn, work and play in their communities.
- The Arc addresses the needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in a holistic way by looking at the total person.
- The Arc is the gateway through which persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families pass as they search for support from others who have shared their same experience.
- The Arc identifies gaps in the service system and leads collaborative efforts with other agencies and elected officials to find ways to close these gaps.
- The Arc promotes the development of or provides new services so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live full and productive lives in their communities.
Reduce sexual and domestic violence by improving the attitudes and behaviors of men & boys in the Winona community. Encourage community members to live the BTG Characteristics and institutions to support the norms they represent. Create a sense of purpose and optimism as the foundation for a positive vision of masculinity.
While programs and services have evolved throughout history to remain relevant to the Winona community, the foundation and mission have been steadfast.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
To connect and engage people to enhance lives and build community.
Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility
For Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
For Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
For Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
· Catalog available each season with classes for all interest areas for kids and adults.
· After School Activities program offers intramural sports, recreation, arts programs.
· Project COMPASS classes specialize in slower paced classes for all, customized classes for people with disabilities, parent and professional development workshops and support groups.
· Key Kids/Summer Key Kids is a child care program held after school, on non-school days and snow days for children enrolled in Kindergarten through Fourth grade. Summer Key Kids offers child care for children who have finished Kindergarten – Fifth Grade.
· Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) welcomes all families with children age birth to kindergarten. They offer information about child development and parenting techniques and give children opportunities to discover and learn.
· Community Preschools is located at Goodview Elementary.
· Early Childhood Screening is a FREE screening for all 3 – 5 year olds, available by appointment. This is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing.
· Baby Connections is a great place to call if you are expecting or parenting a baby. Schedule an appointment for a baby visit.
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts exists to provide quality arts education and performance by nurturing and encouraging artistic expression in children and adults. Their service to the community ranges from recreational to pre-professional dance and performing arts curriculum and programming designed to provide physical and aesthetic benefits, heightened self-respect, discipline, and confidence.
- Visual Art