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.
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
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
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.
Bridging the gap between you and health care. Free health screenings and primary care services for anyone with or without insurance. No appointment needed. All ages are welcome.
Three Convenient Locations
Winona Food Shelf
402 E. 2nd St. Winona
Enter at Chestnut Room
January 24th – April 25th
251 Main St. Winona
Enter main doors
January 24th – April 25th
69 E. 3rd St. Winona
Enter between 3rd & 4th St., next to Community Bible Church
January 24th – March 28th
Through Bridges’ preventative health approach for a more healthy lifestyle, services to address both physical and emotional health include:
- Health screenings
- Physical examination
- School & sports physicals
- Vision & hearing
- Foot & nail care
- Ear wash
- Neck & shoulder massage
- Blood pressure checks
- Chronic condition support
- Medication review
- Heart Health Program
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.
- 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
Barrier-free apartments designated for elderly, handicapped, and disabled age 62 and older or head of household non-elderly with a disability. Wapasa Apartments is comprised of 6 two-bedroom apartments, and 8 one-bedroom apartments with commons area and laundry room with washers and dryers.
Offering 1 & 2 Bedroom apartment living. Located directly below Sugar Loaf in Winona. Able to accommodate residents with off street parking, spacious living rooms, coin operated on-site laundry and a community patio with grill! All units have new carpeting, appliances, cabinetry, paint, doors, flooring, etc!!! Income restrictions do apply.
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.
Section 8 assisted living
WSU Health & Wellness Services has created these pages to to provide resources to make informed decisions.
WSU Health & Wellness Services offers a wide variety of services aimed to:
- Educate students based on current research in alcohol and other drugs.
- Empower students to make informed decisions regarding substance abuse.
- Foster changes in and beyond Winona State University to decrease illegal and high risk use of alcohol and other drugs.
To create a drug-free culture for youth within our schools and community through community-wide collaboration. We work together to raise awareness and reduce substance use with a primary focus on our youth.
Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) is a coalition of passionate community members devoted to cultivating a drug-free culture for children and teens in the Winona area. We work within our schools and the wider community to increase community collaboration, raise awareness, and reduce substance abuse through education and programs.
Start the conversation about synthetic drugs.
- Synthetic drug facts
- What to look for
- What to say
Brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Human Services in partnership with other state agencies participating in the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy.
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)