The Winona Counseling Clinic was founded in 1987 as a licensed outpatient mental health clinic and outpatient chemical dependency treatment facility. Michelle Johnson purchased the clinic in 2001 and is the current director of the clinic.
Today, Winona Counseling Clinic, Inc., La Crosse Counseling Clinic, LLC, Associates in Counseling, LLC, and Christian Counseling Clinic, LLC are a collaborative group of mental health professionals (licensed marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, drug and alcohol counselors and professional mediators) dedicated to providing the highest quality of mental health, marriage counseling and substance abuse services. Our goal is to help each person find hope for healing, personal growth and wholeness.
Minnesota South Area Al-Anon and Alateen
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. This is done by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. The keystone of Al-Anon’s structure is the membership. The basic unit is the Al-Anon or Alateen group, which consists of two or more individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by alcoholism coming together for mutual help.
Weekly drop-in group for parents to weigh their baby, get answers to questions and meet other parents. New parents and expecting parents are welcome. Meeting facilitators are Winona Health’s Lisa Henderson, RN, CBS and Olivia Kendall, RN, CLC.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children referred by parents, other relatives, social workers and school staff with volunteer Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Big Couples. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Big Brother. Big Sister. Big Couple
You can start something BIG today! By volunteering as a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple you have the opportunity to impact the life of a child for the better. You can change a child’s life, and have fun doing it! You have the opportunity to become a special friend, but more importantly, to become a role model to a child. You will become someone that the child will look up to and respect. It’s as simple as playing catch, going to a ball game, painting nails, watching a moving, sharing stories, and just hanging out together. Click here to learn more or sign up.
•Enroll/Refer a Child
Littles are children between the ages of 5 and 15. Littles are typically looking for a mentor or a caring, adult figure in their life to spend time with. A Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple gives a child an additional friend in his/her life. Bigs are carefully screened volunteers from the community who spend time each week with their Littles. We accept referrals from teachers, social workers, therapists, guidance counselors, and other professionals.
•Community-Based Mentoring (must be 16 or older)
Community-Based mentoring helps ignite the brightest possible futures for youth. They involve one-on-one outings and activities that both the Big and Little are interested in out in the community. Meet 2 – 4 times a month with your little for a minimum 1 year commitment.
•Site-Based Mentoring (must be 16 or older)
Site-Based Bigs help a child realize their full potential at school or another site based location. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground or at a club. Meet 2 – 4 times a month with your little for a minimum 1 year commitment.
•Events with BBBS
◦Catered for Kids’ Sake – Community event involving an auction, raffle, and a night of food sampling at the Waterfront Restaurant
◦Bowl for Kids’ Sake – Form a team and fundraise with us! Enjoy a bowling party when you reach your fundraising goals
◦Movie Night & Food Trucks – Community event put on through a partnership with Verve. Typically occurs in the summer.
◦Taste of Winona – Community event involving an auction, raffle, and a night of food sampling in Winona.
Miller Mentoring is a school based mentoring program that works with students in 5th-12th grade from Winona Middle and Winona Senior High Schools. Volunteers are matched one on one with a student and they meet one day a week at school during the academic school year. Miller Mentoring goals are to help students academically through goal setting, homework completion, and by improving a student’s organizational skills. The program also help students socially by building positive relationships and improving communication skills. Miller Mentoring also helps students emotionally by providing the support they need to boost their self-confidence and achieve a positive personal identity.
Requirements: Mentors must be 18 years of age, complete an application that includes references and a background check (paid for by the program), attend a mandatory training session, and commit to one day per week for the academic school year. All matches are supervised by a program coordinator.
The Peer Support Network is a drop in center, or a club house where adults with various mental illnesses can come to get support from peers, staff, and volunteers. The PSN is a unique and exciting place to play card games, shoot some pool, play on the Wii, partake in various art classes, and even cook! We offer a wide variety of activities and support groups for our clients. Our goal at PSN is to create an environment where clients can enjoy themselves and spend time with the people they care about.
Check the calendar under ‘Faculty’ tab on website for a list of hours when faculty members and volunteers are expected to be present at the Peer Support Network.
PSN provides a comfortable space for people experiencing mental health issues to socialize and support one another. It is a place that promotes recovery and growth. It provides a safe and inclusive environment where people can relax, make friends, and participate in groups in the evening or weekends, when clinical mental health services are typically unavailable. A Certified Peer Support Specialist is available on site to help coordinate services and activities.
Volunteers are valued participants in this program. The comfortable and informal setting is mentored by adult consumers who have had training in assisting participants as needed. Staff, community volunteers and college interns are an ongoing part of the PSN community. Advocates for people with mental illness and local legislators will make scheduled visits to talk with consumers about their issues and concerns. PSN is the place to go to engage with and learn from adults in our communities living with a mental illness.
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