Family Assistance Fund
The Family Assistance Fund supports families and guardians with individualized, abrupt needs that other social service organizations don’t support. This program is available solely through donations from invested community members.
Children are affected for years to come by decisions that divorcing parents make during the initial phase of divorce. The Parents Forever divorce education sessions are intended to provide divorcing couples or those contemplating divorce with the information they need to make decisions that will minimize the stress of this transition for the entire family.
Parents may utilize our diaper program every 30 days for each child who is currently in diapers. We offer sizes newborn to 6. First time users must bring a picture ID and have the weight of each child. Diaper pick- up days are Monday’s and Thursdays, 8 AM to 4 PM.
Helping Homes provides short-term voluntary care for children 6-weeks to 12 years of age whose parents lack support and/ or resources to provide a safe environment for their children while they address an unexpected situation.
We’re a confidential emergency service available free of charge for 2 to 72 hours of care, 24 hours a day, and 365 days per year. Parents may use Helping Homes services up to 10 times in a 12-month period, if necessary call: 507-438-1270 or 507-437-8330
Southeastern Minnesota Regional Prevention Center
Our RPC supports the counties of: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona by: building regional relationships to enhance alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention efforts, dentifying and providing training opportunities, providing technical assistance and building stronger, healthier and safer communities across the state.
Planning and Implementation Program
APAC- Austin Positive Action Coalition was created as a result of a 5-year grant focused on reducing alcohol use among those under age by using Positive Community Norms (PCN) messages. These messages are part of our “Truth Is” campaign, which promotes PCN messages throughout the Austin community.
Peer Power Partners
The Peer Power Partners Friendship mentoring program groups non-typically developing youth with special needs, with a cluster of typically developing same-age peers to promote friendship, understanding and advocacy. Contact Mary Barinka at firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Way of Mower County is committed to helping children succeed in life through early learning initiatives. United Way of Mower County contracts with the Parenting Resource Center to provide trained bus aides as part of their Success by Six initiative. To learn more, please email or call (507) 437-2313