2021-2022 Partner Agencies of the United Way of the Brown County Area
Each year the United Way awards grant funds to support the direct service programs of agencies across Brown County who are delivering outcomes in support of the Community Investments Program. Funding decisions are made by volunteers through a citizen review process and approved by the United Way Board of Directors. During 2021 the United Way of the Brown County Area is honored to partner with the agencies that received funds through this process.
Community Investments improves lives by investing in five strategies: Nurturing Children, Youth & Families, Building Self Sufficiency, Meeting Basic Needs, Health & Wellness and Enriching Lives of Seniors.
CADA - Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Inc.
CADA Crisis Line 1-800-477-0466
Provides safety and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through education, advocacy and shelter.
LSS Financial Counseling
Provides financial counseling & education on budgeting, credit, student loan repayment, housing counseling, Debt Management Plans, and more. Services are available for all Brown County residents. Active duty military, family members, and Veterans are welcome.
LSS Financial Counseling is available as a resource during this difficult time.
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4. Press Release: LSS Financial Counseling Offers Practical Advice and Support
LSS Financial Counseling will continue to be available by telephone and online appointments. Until further notice, face-to-face, in person, office appointments in Mankato will not be available. Our Scheduling Team can be reached at 888-577-2227. Residents may also reach out to us for financial counseling via online service on our website at https://www.lssmn.org/financialcounseling/financial-wellness-services/b…
Brown County Public Health - Universal Contact Home Visiting Program and Follow Along Program (507)233-6820
A free home visit to families who have recently delivered which includes connecting families to resources to monitor if their child’s development is on track from birth to age three.
Life-Work Planning Center
(507)345-1577 or 1-800-369-5166
Women in Transition program provides women with career counselling, personal growth and the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence to become self-sufficient.
Managed Resource Connections, Inc. - MRCI
(507) 233-2700 or 800-829-7110
Inspire genuine opportunities for individuals with disabilities/disadvantages. MRCI provides resources to ensure person-centered choices are achieved at work, in the community, and at home.
SMILES - Southern MN Independent Living Enterprises & Services
Providing a wide array of independent living services including skills training, advocacy, peer mentoring through social recreation opportunities, information and referral, and transition services.
Community and Seniors Together (CAST)/ CASTLE Lifelong Learning
Provides Lifelong Learning Program (CASTLE), Medicare, technology instruction, fitness programs and socialization opportunities.
Girl Scouts of MN & WI River Valleys
"Leadership Experience Program" provides financial education, STEM initiatives, healthy living training and scouting scholarships.
Healthy Communities / Healthy Youth
SPOTS program trains a student group to perform skits to education students and adults about difficult issues facing youth. Other events encourage youth to use their voice to inspire the community through leadership, volunteering and building strong relationships.
New Ulm Early Childhood & Family Education
Tuition reduction program strengthens families through education by providing the best possible environment for healthy growth and development.
Sleepy Eye Early Childhood Family Education
(507) 794-7907 ext. 1320
Provides parent support, child development information, creates effective communication between parents and their children and promotes positive parental attitudes.