AA District 2 serves Winona, Fillmore & Houston Counties in Minnesota. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. If you drink too much, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s our business. We can help because we’ve been there and understand the disease of alcoholism. There is a solution!
Our District is a part of AA worldwide, with more than 2 million AA members. We are a part of something that has helped people stay sober for more than 80 years. There are no fees or membership requirements other than the desire to stop drinking. If you are struggling or just want to learn more about AA, call us at (507) 200-0594. We can answer your questions, connect you with an AA member in your community, and/or refer you to meetings in their area.
AA does not offer a “cure” for alcoholics, but rather a continuing process of recovery through the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and not drinking one day at a time. AA allows alcoholics to share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Visit aadistrict2.org for a list of meetings or call us to learn more about a new life and freedom from alcohol. If you are a professional in our community, we welcome inquiries. For more resources and literature, go to aa.org.
StartYourRecovery.org provides facility information using publicly available data from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This link lets you access all the facilities that are in the Winona Area. The phone number is for the SAMSA National Helpline.
Mission – to support Quality of Life for Older Adults in the Winona Area
Winona Senior Advocacy is open to all individuals age 60 and over living independently in Winona County.
- Information and referrals for services and programs
- Home Visits
- Supportive Services in:
- Applications for Benefits
- Advance Directive Preparation
- Notary Services
- Insurance Counseling
- Money Management
- Educational Programs
- Medicare Assistance
- And More
We can help you make connections with other available services such as:
- Home Care
- Legal Services
- Fuel Assistance
- Nutrition Services
- Chore Assistance
Located at 151 E. 3rd St. Winona, MN
Hours of Operation
- Access to the 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
Quit Partner is Minnesota’s free way to quit nicotine, including smoking, vaping and chewing. We can support your quit with one-on-one coaching and other helpful tools. Whenever you need us, we’re here to help 24/7.
Great Rivers 2-1-1 offers free, confidential community information and referrals 24 hours/day. Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to an information and referral specialist.
We also offer a Crisis Hotline 24/7. Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to a crisis specialist.
They offer resources for:
Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Mental health services
Addiction recovery resources
Marital and Family concerns
Food and basic needs
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
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
What is SAMHSA’s National Helpline?
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Support group for parents hurting from the destructive choices of chemical addition of their children. The group provides comfort, hope, encouragement, community, and strength.
Mission: To encourage hurting parents on their journey from pain to peace.
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 Hometown Resource Center is a non-profit organization operating in rural Southeastern Minnesota. Their work is done by and for the people of rural communities. They come together and share experiences, information and assistance to help one another and stabilize rural communities. The Resource Center’s mission is to assist people in their local community and surrounding rural area with their food, clothing, household and monetary needs. They believe each person has inherent dignity and should be treated respectfully while provided with the services and outreach they need. The Resource Center empowers people to take responsibility for their destiny through physical, social, emotional, financial, legal, educational, political, spiritual, ethical and career planning supports.
AddictionResource.com was created to help addicts and their loved ones overcome addiction.
“I think recovery organizations are essential. I still participate in that because I enjoy the sharing that takes place and the friendship.” Buzz Aldrin The second person to walk on the Moon. Former addict
“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.” Russell Brand English actor, radio host, and author. Former addict.
ACS strongly believes in helping people improve the quality of their lives. Therapy can help improve mood, offer support, and teach coping skills. They strive to provide a safe, supportive, and caring environment that is relaxed and comfortable.
Individual Counseling is an opportunity to explore, address, and learn to cope with personal issues and mental health concerns.
Group psychotherapy or group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group.
Psychoeducation refers to the education offered to individuals with a mental health condition and their families to help empower them and deal with their condition in an optimal way.
Telehealth Counseling refers to the provision of outpatient mental health counseling via secured telehealth platform. Acumen Counseling Services utilized Doxy, a HITECH/HIPAA compliant telehealth platform that works through an internet browser (no downloading needed).
Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in reducing suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self injury, psychiatric hospitalization, and treating a wide range of other disorders, such as: substance dependency, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
August Integrative Therapy offers help so you can live your life with more joy and peace. Their goal is to calm painful emotions, while treating the root problem.
August Integrative Therapy works with children, adolescents and adults who are coping with:
- Feelings of depression or anxiety
- A death of someone close to them
- Loss of a pregnancy
- Sexual Assault
- Childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse
- Violence (within a relationship or community violence)
- Body image or eating struggles
- Feeling unfulfilled in their relationships, career or life
- Chronic pain or fatigue
August Integrative Therapy provides crisis counseling, individual therapy, group facilitation and supportive counseling services for agencies that want to fully support their clients but would prefer to contract with an outside agency to provide services. Such agencies could be non-profits, government or private businesses.
These services can be ongoing, short-term or a one-time response to a need or crisis. August Integrative Therapy also provides training on various topics, including grief, child response to domestic violence, anxiety and trauma-related challenges.
Crisis Response inspires hope in adults, children, youth and their families by delivering compassionate, person-centered, recovery-based mental health support during a crisis.
Crisis Response offers phone support is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A trained counselor will assess your current situation, offer support and counseling and be able to connect you with local resources.
Phone support staff have the ability to dispatch our Crisis Response mobile teams. These teams can meet you in the community to complete a more comprehensive assessment and planning to support you through the current crisis situation.
Habitat for Humanity serving Winona County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization. Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Habitat for Humanity serving Winona County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live – regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any other distinction that too often divides us – are welcome to help with the work.
Habitat for Humanity offers the following programs:
Homeownership – We build homes with families using volunteer labor. We sell these houses at no profit and no interest to families who could not otherwise afford a home. We build decent, safe, energy-efficient homes designed to fit each family.
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’s programs include a food shelf, clothing thrift store, home delivered meals, health and nutrition education, information and referrals, and coordinated assistance.
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.
Other volunteer opportunities are listed on the website, click here to obtain a pre-screening volunteer interest form, or stop by Winona Volunteer Services, 402 East 2nd Street, Winona, MN 55987.
Weight Watchers is simple, satisfying and smart. The PointsPlus program is based on the latest nutritional science, and factors in the way your body actually processes food.
A healthy – and holistic – way to lose weight Weight Watchers developed the “four pillars of healthy weight loss” based on years of scientific research and analysis.
What to expect
Motivation and Togetherness
Lean on fellow members for the tips and advice you need to stick with it.
Guidance from a leader who’s been there
All leaders lost weight on Weight Watchers, so they know the secrets to success.
The anytime, anywhere access of OnlinePlus
Our digital tools will keep you motivated, and our online community is unmatched.
Hey first timers! If you can, try and arrive 30 minutes early so we can get to know you better. (And you’ll beat the line!)
Advocacy Center of Winona provides assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking who are seeking protection orders and other legal assistance, social services, health care or housing. The Advocacy Center of Winona provides support groups for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and offer education about these topics for the school district, the local universities, and the private sector.
The Advocacy Center of Winona also engages in activism for more effective policies concerning violence against women and children, and to help the community talk about how to respond to and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.
There are a number of ways that you can help support the mission as a volunteer. All volunteers are asked to complete a volunteer application form and go through a screening process.
24 hour crisis line (507) 452-4453
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.