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
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.
Ellie Family Services provides unique opportunities to clients. Examples include:
- Offering discrete and confidential wellness services
- Providing income-based sliding fee scale for non-insurance covered services
- Using technology to integrate wellness services into the 21st century
- Developing creative interventions to increase access for clients who experience barriers to the traditional “in-person” therapeutic format
- Creating “user friendly” tools focused on increasing more of “what you want” in your wellness, healing and recovery program
- Engaging up-and-coming professionals in training and the development of innovative programs for future generations of practitioners and clientele
- Customizing services to meet various, diverse and multifaceted needs
- Providing personalized treatment plans that address mind, body and spirit
- Placing importance on having fun throughout the wellness process
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.
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.
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 Health is a community owned non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of the Winona, Minnesota, regional community.
This hospital has a full range of services and a pharmacy. Clinics are often open to the public. Offerings include support groups, community classes, events, education programs, free community health clinic for non-insured, Healthy Kids youth program, and Junior Volunteers program.
Winona Health offers both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and counseling services.
Inpatient Psychiatric and Counseling Services: Department of Behavioral Medicine
Winona Health includes an 8-bed inpatient unit known as the Department of Behavioral Medicine. This secured unit offers special programs for those suffering from chemical dependency, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, schizophrenia and psychosis.
Outpatient Services: Winona Health Psychiatric and Counseling Services
Winona Health Psychiatric & Counseling Services offers a comprehensive array of outpatient services:
- Mental health counseling
- Psychiatric and psychological evaluations
- Medication management
- Parenting concerns
- Geriatric counseling
The Winona Health Psychiatric and Counseling staff includes psychiatrists, licensed counselors, therapists and support staff.
Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Programs or NAPS, Channel One provides an approximately 35-pound box of free food each month to seniors who meet income guidelines. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Program participants receive nutritious food packages meant to supplement the diet.
Distribution centers are located at more than 50 sites throughout Southeast Minnesota. Seniors age 60 or older who meet certain income guidelines may be eligible. Eligible clients may register for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program through Channel One.
If you think you may be eligible for CSFP or know someone who may be eligible and would like to apply, please call 507-424-1704 or toll free at 1-877-500-8699 for more information.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is an organization of individuals with a commitment to bettering the lives of Minnesotans by helping to provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and nonprofits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
MDHS’ largest financial responsibility is to provide health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans. They are also responsible for securing economic assistance for struggling families, providing food support, overseeing child protection and child welfare services, enforcing child support, and providing services for people with mental illness, chemical dependency, or physical or developmental disabilities.
- Birth and death certificates
- Around-the-clock monitoring for infectious diseases
- Assurance that the water and food are safe to drink and eat
- A swift, effective response to disease outbreaks and public health emergencies
- Investigation into novel illnesses
- Planning with hospitals and health care systems to rapidly care for large numbers of injured or ill victims
- An immunization program for preventable diseases
- Data to identify economic trends such as health care costs
- Data to identify public health concerns, such as obesity
- Health reforms to improve population health and the medical system
- Quality measurement and public reporting of clinical care
- Statewide health improvements that focus on policy, environmental, and systems changes in communities
- Assurance that inappropriate care in nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities is corrected
- Planning to help ensure rural Minnesotans have access to care
- Statewide food programs for women, infants and children
- Information about health behaviors and chronic disease prevention, such as which diseases are among the most prevalent, costly and preventable
- Information about effective approaches to improving health and reducing the state’s incidence of chronic diseases.
- Efforts to eliminate health disparities between Minnesota’s different ethnic populations
- Programs that encourage people to make healthy choices
- Advice about reducing environmental and pollution risks to health
- Assurance the dead are disposed of properly
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.
Here you will find valuable and verifiable information on substances abuse and addiction recovery, as well as direct you to the different sources of help, including The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“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.
Cardinal of Minnesota serves people through three main services areas: Adult Foster Care, In-Home Support, and Semi-Independent Living Services. They primarily serve individuals with Developmental Disabilities and related conditions, individuals with Mental Health concerns, Brain Injury and Elder Care related conditions.
Whether living in a Cardinal home, with family, or independently, clients receive skilled, personalized support. Services include:
Coordinated Medical Care
Medical Liaison Services
Behavior Support Plans
Individualized Health Care Plans
Activities of Daily Living
Vacation and Leisure Activities
In-Home support services and Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS)
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.
Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment. 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).
Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT-A) is especially useful for teens struggling with multiple serious problems that may include: suicidal behaviors; non-suicidal self-injury; high risk sexual behaviors; disordered eating illicit drug use; binge drinking; and other harmful behaviors. It is also helpful for teens with less severe problems, such as: light social drinking first signs of non-suicidal self-harming behaviors; anger dyscontrol; school avoidance; impaired self-awareness of emotions, goals, and values; and frequent relationship breakups.
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.
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.
Catholic Charities is a comprehensive social service agency providing a full range of services to children, families, adults, seniors and communities.
For more than 60 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona has been providing help and creating hope in Southern Minnesota.
- Adopted Adult & Birth Parent Searches
- Bone Builders
- Clinical Counseling
- Common Good RSVP
- Guardian and Conservatorship Program
- Immigration Legal Services
- Parish Social Ministry
- Pregnancy, Parenting & Adoption
- Project Rachel
- Refugee Resettlement Program
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.