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 2000 and is the current director of the clinic.
Today, Winona Counseling Clinic, Inc., Associates in Counseling, LLC, and La Crosse Counseling Clinic, Inc. are a collaborative group of mental health professionals (licensed psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and substance abuse counselors) dedicated to providing the highest quality of mental health services. Our goal is to help each person find hope for healing, personal growth and wholeness.
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.
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.
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.
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
“At Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, we strive to bring exceptional behavioral health support to the communities we serve.”
- Outpatient Counseling
- Substance Abuse
- Community Based Services
- Residential Services
- Peer Support Network
- Outpatient Counseling
- Substance Abuse
- Supporting Community Youth
- Early Childhood Services
Staff is ready and willing to serve your relationship, family, marriage, and individual counseling needs.
Counseling Resource Center’s Services Offered:
- Family, marriage, individual counseling
- Holistic approach
- Therapeutic body work
- Monthly creativity and relationship workshops
Call for an appointment.
Know the Truth is the teenage substance abuse prevention program of Minnesota Teen Challenge. They work with communities to help prevent teenage substance abuse by sharing the stories of their own struggles with addiction and by presenting students with information about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.
Know the Truth is a non-religious substance abuse prevention program developed to educate high school and middle school students on addictions and the consequences of their choices and help them tackle their everyday struggles. Every year their presenters conduct more than 1300 presentations in more than 160 high schools and middle schools, and speak to more than 55,000 students. At the end of each quarter, 99% of students rate this presentation as their favorite day of health.
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.
Counseling Associates, LLC provides professional counseling, psychological and chemical dependency services.
Our team of licensed mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists specialize in individual, couples, family, child, adolescent, and marriage counseling.
Effective counseling services for:
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
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.
Birthright is a volunteer-staffed crisis pregnancy center offering free and confidential support including pregnancy testing and practical help. Birthright volunteers staff the office 6 days per week and provide non-judgmental acceptance of anyone distressed about a pregnancy. Birthright volunteers listen to the concerns of their clients and connect them with the appropriate community resources for assistance, including free pregnancy tests.
- Free pregnancy testing
- Completely confidential help
- Non-judgmental and caring advice
- Friendship and emotional support
- Legal, medical, and educational referrals
- Prenatal information
- Maternity and baby clothes
- Housing referrals
- Social agency referrals
- Information on other community services
- Adoption information
Crisis Pregnancy Center Volunteer:
Birthright volunteers listen to the concerns of their clients, provide free pregnancy tests and other practical support, and connect clients with the community resources they may need. Birthright volunteers provide a friendly, non-judgmental listening ear for people who are worried about a stressful situation.
Requirements: Birthright volunteers will be provided with initial and on-going training and support by a robust local and international organization.
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.
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.
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 Robyn Hinz, RN, IBCLC and Jenni McHugh, Baby Connections facilitator and certified parent educator.
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.
Ready Set School (RSS) is a non-profit organization located in Winona County, Minnesota, working to provide underprivileged children the essential school supplies and clothing to be successful in the classroom.
Ready Set School is funded by public, private and business donations. The funds raised go directly to the families so they may decide whether to purchase supplies, clothing, or a combination of both. Funds are spent just like cash at selected local retailers, keeping those funds in our community.
School supplies or cash donations can be dropped off at any Winona National Bank location.
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.