Partner Organizations

2022-2023 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 2022 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.

Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
(507) 387-6664
United Way funds the Disaster Preparedness Programs. Red Cross provides emergency responses to disasters, prepares residents for potential disasters, and prevents homebased disasters through various training opportunities and other educational programs.



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.

Numas Haus Logo 
(507) 359-2202
Provides emergency shelter and support services to single women and children in the Brown County area. 


Ivy House
507-766-6925 or
24-hour care and material support for children ages 0-12 for families in stressful situations

New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf
507-354-7668 or
The New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf is a volunteer-run organization that provides food, as needed, to families and individuals monthly.
1305 S Valley St, New Ulm, MN

Salvation Army
Provides crisis and emergency assistance to individuals and families at their greatest point of need.

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.


Compassionate Friends
(507) 359-2737
Provides grief support for parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child.

Adaptive Recreational Services
(507) 217-0383
Provides recreational and leisure activities to adults and youth with developmental disabilities.

Lifework 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 needed to become self-sufficient.

Managed Resource Connections, Inc. - MRCI 
(507) 233-2700 or 800-829-7110
United Way funding is used to ensure individuals with disabilities have genuine opportunities in all aspects of their lives at home, at work, and in the community. This includes personalized day service programming and providing employment services.

SMILES - Southern Minnesota Independent Living
(507) 354-7106
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 & Seniors Together
(507) 354-3212
United Way provides funds for the CASTLE Lifelong Learning Program. CASTLE Lifelong Learning engages senior adults ages 55+ in activities that maintain their health, fitness, vitality and independence.

Lutheran Social Services - Senior Nutrition  (Meals on Wheels)
(507) 359-2243
Provides nutritious meals and much needed social contact for individuals age 60 and over.

Lutheran Social Services - Respite Care  
(800) 488-4146
Helping caregivers provide quality care for their loved ones, while maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Eagles Preschool 
507) 233-8311
Tuition reduction program that enables children to enter school with the necessary skills to succeed.

Girl Scouts of The MN & WI River Valleys
(507) 637-3569
"Leadership Experience Program" provides financial education, STEM initiatives, healthy living training and scouting scholarships.

New Ulm Early Childhood & Family Education 
(507) 233-8311
Tuition reduction program strengthens families through education by providing the best possible environment for healthy growth and development.

(507) 359-2445
Provides mentoring, parent information meetings, children's social activities and peer mentoring.

ECFE - Sleepy Eye
(507) 794-7907 ext. 1320
Provides parent support, child development information, creates effective communication between parents and their children and promotes positive parental attitudes.

Boy Scouts of America - Twin Valley Council
(507) 387-3123
STEM initiative program, Scouting for Food program, migrant summer program and scholarship assistance.