Winona Community Day Center located at the Winona Community Warming Center (Edge Church)
Hours of Operation
Tuesday 10am-4pm – Breakfast Club with PSN fro 10a-11a
Thursday 12pm-6pm – Lunch Brunch with PSN 1p-2p
- Access to internet and technology for Telemedicine Appointments and CareerForce Programming and Appointments
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Hygiene Items
- Access to Virtual Peer Support Network Groups facilitated by Mike Fahey, MS, LSW
NEW Location: Winona Mall, 1213 Gilmore Avenue, Winona MN
To schedule your appointment call (507) 474-7202
(see website for dates of service)
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.
Services are made available through a grant provided by the State of Minnesota.
The community foundation is a hybrid. Unlike its cousin, the private foundation (whose financial base most likely comes from a single donor, family, or company), the community foundation garners it support from the public. It grows because individuals, corporations, and even government entities and other nonprofits believe in it and help its continual growth year after year.
The community foundation is also unlike other nonprofit charities that focus on specific area of interest, such as health care, disaster relief, and the arts, or specific causes, such as poverty, heart disease, and the ballet. The support provided by a community foundation is not limited to one area. The community foundation looks to the well-being of the total community, no just one part of it.
Traditionally, a community foundation has four roles. It serves as a:
- Builder and caretaker of permanent community resources
- Service provider to donors
- Convener, catalyst, and collaborator within the community
However, because community foundations reflect the changing nature of their communities, they are often as different from one another as are the communities they serve. The mission or focus of a foundation will change depending upon its philosophy, stage of growth, and the size and composition of its asset base.
Restored Blessings is a restore started by faithful volunteers in their quest to help families in need who desire a Christian education. Donations are accepted during open hours. They accept all furniture, household items, books, and gently used clothing.
Stop by Restored Blessings to fill out an application and discuss schedule. Looking for whatever time a person can volunteer. 16 years or older is the age requirement. Some lifting is sometimes involved. Bending, walking and standing are also part of the requirements.
Winona Adult Literacy, a WAPS Community Education program, offers educational opportunities to adults in our area. Services include English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, GED preparation classes, basic skills preparation, reading, math, college prep, career training, computers and citizenship.
Winona Volunteer Services is an organization that provides a variety of services including securing and distributing food, clothing, information and referrals, and emergency assistance in a respectful and dignified manner to those in need. The agency operates a food shelf, coordinates home delivered meal programs in Winona and Goodview, administers emergency assistance, and operates a used clothing store.
Winona Volunteer Services needs help year-round in their Clothes Shop.
Cashier: ring up customer sales and assist with maintaining a neat and organized store. This position requires a background check. One four-hour shift per week for at least one year is the time commitment. Requires standing for long periods of time.
Sorter: sort through donations and hang the best clothing donations for re-sale. One four-hour shift per week is the time commitment. Requires standing and lifting.
Donations Specialist: assist donors with their clothing and maintain a clean and organized donation area. One four-hour shift per week is the time commitment. Requires standing for long periods of time.
Mission – to support Quality of Life for older adults in the Winona area.
- education and cultural classes
- physical activities
- computer room and classes
- organized trips
- senior advocates available to help with referrals
- Active Wellness Center
- kitchen/reading room
- gift shop
- health fairs
- Medicare classes
- periodic massages
- social activities such as poker, card games and billiards
The Winona Friendship Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities. The Center is selected as a Retired Senior Volunteer Station and many volunteers are needed to perform light clerical duties, assist in collaborative programs, work in subcommittees, help with special events and recreational programs. If you would like to help out with any of these opportunities, please email Malia at email@example.com.
Friendships Forever is a current volunteer need. Volunteers will go into the homes of older adults who can not physically make it to the Friendship Center. The volunteer will then Skype with the Center, using one of the Center’s iPads, so the older adult is able to participate in Friendship Center programs from the comfort of their own home. Looking for approximately one hour per week. Call 507-454-5212 for more information.
The Age Well at Home Program, supported by Catholic Charities of southern Minnesota, is looking for volunteers to support a variety of requests. Anyone interested in learning more about the Age Well at Home program services and/or volunteer opportunities may call Bernie Merchlewitz at 507.454-2270, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elder Network empowers older adults to adjust to life’s transitions; to live life as fully, safely, and independently as possible in their chosen environment. Elder Network provides services to adults age “55 and better” in Olmsted, Winona and Wabasha Counties.
In Winona County they offer:
- peer support services to older adults who are facing challenges in their lives such as isolation, grief, loneliness, major health changes or retirement
- direct respite services to give caregivers a break from care giving, offer educational materials, and assistance on developing plans to decrease stress
- a monthly caregiver support group as well as educational events that are free and open to the public
- Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health. REACH is a proven approach used by trained caregiver consultants to support family members and others who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia
There are a growing number of older adults in our community who need some type of assistance each day for an indefinite period of time. Often, this means piecing together assistance from all parts of the support system; formal and informal, and still having some needs unfulfilled.
Your talents can help many people within our community. Volunteering can be very rewarding! Helping others has endless possibilities. Meeting new people and helping them cope with life can be a life changing experience.
Training provided and criminal background check required for all volunteer opportunities.
Family & Children’s Center is a regional, private, not-for-profit agency that provides a continuum of services designed to strengthen families and promote individual well-being, including child abuse and neglect prevention, alternative schools, community-based counseling, residential options, community support programs, and several outreach programs.
- LEADERSHIP Alternative Education- services middle and high school students within 45 minutes of Winona
- Day Treatment (CTSS)- half day mental health service
- In-Home Counseling- counselors meet twice weekly with each family
- Matty’s Place- children’s advocacy center
- Outpatient Counseling- designed to help children and adults overcome social, emotional or mental challenges
- Tracking Program- check-in system of juveniles who are currently on supervision with Winona County Department of Corrections
- Treatment Foster Care- Enhanced Foster Care, Treatment Foster Care, and Exceptional Treatment Foster Care
- Youth Night Campus- includes three hours of group therapy per day, individual therapy if needed, academic support and independent living skills training
You can become a part of the life changing work that FCC does. With your unique skills, abilities, and experience you can help make a difference in your community. The majority of opportunities are intermittent.
You must be at least 21 years of age and pass a criminal background check to volunteer at the Family & Children’s Center due to state licensing regulations. They do not allow volunteers in need of court-ordered community service hours.
Click here to learn more about volunteering.
Fundamental goals of this organization are to provide quality services that maximize the independence of those they serve, to support individuals as they live happy and productive lives close to family and friends, and to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities within the local community.
It is the mission of Home and Community Options, Inc., to provide support and residential services to people with developmental disabilities in order to enable individuals to live as full members of their communities.
Volunteers with the following skills are needed to help build and paint set pieces for a musical fundraiser late March 2019: basic carpentry/construction, basic painting, artistic painting.
Contact Mike Johnson about this volunteer need at (507) 429-0988 or email@example.com
Legacies provides independent living skills & residential services for children, adolescents and adults with mental health diagnoses and other disabilities. Legacies provides well-trained, supported and energetic staff. We provide full transportation services for both children and adults. Staff is trained on how to build relationships with boundaries. We work under 245D licensing, providing ILS, Respite, and Group Home services in Winona, Wabasha, Fillmore and Houston Counties for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities.
The staff of the Veterans Service Office is available to assist veterans and their dependents with claims with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, apply for VAMC health care, apply for benefits that may be available through the MN Department of Veterans Affairs. We also will assist military retirees and their dependents with TRICARE claims.
Veterans and their dependents have a wide variety of benefits available to them.
As part of Winona County Community Health Services, Environmental Health Specialists focus on protecting the public from harmful conditions in the environment through education, consultation, and regulation of food, beverage, and lodging establishments, assisted living facilities, school cafeterias, manufactured home parks, recreational camping areas, public swimming pools, fairs, festivals, large assemblies, and other special events.
Environmental Health provides information and consultation to the general public on food safety, hazardous substances, indoor air quality, healthy home principles, water safety and vector-borne diseases (tick, mosquito, and other pests).
Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.
To see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs, click on your state to use the eligibility screening tool. You will be asked a few simple questions but you will NOT be asked for information that identifies you. It’s easy, confidential and free!