Semcac is here for the people of southern MN when they need help the most. We believe in helping people. People are our business.
Semcac serves seven counties in southeastern Minnesota, including: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona.
Semcac has a contact office in each of the seven designated service counties to assist those who need our services. There is also a family planning clinic in Winona, Semcac Clinic, 11 Head Start centers and 4 partnership sites, and 57 Senior Dining sites. Additional programs are also offered in Olmsted, Goodhue, Rice, Wabasha & Waseca counties.
Empower and advocate for people to enhance their self-sufficiency by maximizing community resources.
Thriving individuals, families and communities leading a vibrant southeast Minnesota region.
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This department consists of the Energy Assistance Program, Home Energy Licensed Professionals (HELP), Housing Rehab and Development, Weatherization and the Bluff Country HRA. The wide variety of programming empowers consumers with the ability to lower heating costs and ensure that their homes are clean, safe and energy efficient.
The Head Start program is family-focused, comprehensive education that promotes the growth and development of zero to five year old children. Parents and Head Start teachers work together to plan activities that are developmentally appropriate for the students. Home-Based and Center-Based sites integrate services, including education, parent involvement, health and social services.
Family Planning Services
The family planning clinic educates people and enables them to make informed decisions for their reproductive health. This includes abstinence, birth control, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy information and other questions about sexual health. Cancer screenings and exams are also provided on a sliding fee scale. Consumers are provided with a confidential and nonjudgmental environment to make choices about their future.
Outreach and Emergency/Crisis Services
Semcac outreach staff offer a personal connection between low-income families and community resources and services. Semcac operates four food shelves in four counties. Homelessness prevention and assistance is provided with assistance paying rent or mortgages. Semcac also operates a homeless shelter in Freeborn County.
Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Senior Caregiver Advocacy programs assist seniors and provide seniors the opportunity to live happy, healthy, social and productive lives as they age.
Rolling Hills Transit is bus rides provide transportation for ANYONE including seniors, preschoolers and persons with disabilities. This allows for the opportunity to be transported to work, medical appointments and social outings such as Senior Dining. There is also a volunteer program that provides rides via volunteer drivers: The Volunteer Driver Program provides transportation primarily to seniors for medical and personal appointments. Thes