Partner Organizations

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.
 

American Red Cross
 507-387-6664 
www.redcrossmn.org
Armed forces emergency services, disaster services, bloodmobiles, health & safety services, CPR, first aid.

CADA - Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Inc.
www.cadamn.org
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
(507) 625-8021
www.lssmn.org/debt
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…

NUMAS Haus  
(507) 359-2202
www.numashaus.org
Provides emergency shelter and support services to single women and children in the Brown County area. 

IVY HOUSE​​​​​​​
507-766-6925 or info@ivyhousemn.org
ivyhousemn.org
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 newulmfoodshelf@gmail.com
newulmfoodshelf.com
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

The Salvation Army
1-800-456-4483
www.salvationarmyusa.org
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
www.co.brown.mn.us/public-health-home
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
www.compassionatefriends.org
Provides grief support for parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child.

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

Life-Work Planning Center 
(507)345-1577 or 1-800-369-5166
www.lwpc.org
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
www.MyMRCI.org
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
(507) 354-7106
www.smilescil.org
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
(507) 354-3212
www.newulmseniors.org
Provides Lifelong Learning Program (CASTLE), Medicare, technology instruction, fitness programs and socialization opportunities.

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

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

Eagles Preschool 
507) 233-8311
www.newulm.k12.mn.us/ec
Tuition reduction program that enables children to enter school with the necessary skills to succeed.

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

Healthy Communities / Healthy Youth 
(507) 354-8632
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 
(507) 233-8311
www.newulm.k12.mn.us/ec
Tuition reduction program strengthens families through education by providing the best possible environment for healthy growth and development.

Pro Kinship for Kids
(507) 359-2445
www.prokinship.org
Provides mentoring, parent information meetings, children's social activities and peer mentoring.

Sleepy Eye Early Childhood Family Education
(507) 794-7907 ext. 1320
www.sleepyeyeschools.com
Provides parent support, child development information, creates effective communication between parents and their children and promotes positive parental attitudes.

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