Welcome Center

We envision a vibrant, culturally diverse community, where everyone is seen, valued, included, and self-sufficient

Request Language Services

In-Person | Phone | Virtual

Billed at $35 for the first hour (minimum) then billable per ¼ hour after that.

Out-of-town services will incur an additional fee of the current IRS standard mileage rate which will be added to the invoice.

All invoices must be paid within 30 days of Invoice Date.

We’re building community by welcoming newcomers, supporting residents in transition and creating access and economic opportunity.

Contact & Hours

111 Main Street N. Ste 101, Austin, MN 55912 

P: 507.434.2863 | F: 507.434.2868

E: welcome.ctr@prc-austinmn.org

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm

Advocacy & Client Services

We connect clients with necessary community resources to address medical, social, community, legal, financial, educational, and other needs. Includes digital literacy and print services.

    Language Services

    Our diverse staff helps with interpretations and translations of documents, emails, and phone calls for the client. 

    We work with the school district to provide interpreters for registration and conferences. 

    Our organization facilitates communication between businesses and limited English-speaking clients.

    Community Building

    Our community programs are aimed at fostering diversity, inclusion, and cultural education.


      What Our Families are Saying

      When we came to Austin, we became better connected to the community after my parents asked for support from the Welcome Center. They helped us with what we needed, and also provided fun things to do in the community.

      I encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about those various cultures that make us who we are now locally. We are better together than we are apart. Those differences that do exist only serve to add layers of depth and complexity to Austin and Mower County as we move to seeing a new and higher number on that sign at the edge of town a decade from now.

      Chief David McKichan, Austin Police Department