Support Group Session

"It is support that sustains us on this journey we've started"
Marcia Shimoff

Other Services

Community Pathways of Steele County, Inc. provides other service for emergency needs and networks with other non-profit associations to assist the overall community.

Emergency Laundry

Funds are available to assist with one time emergency laundry needs. 

Need is determined by staff.

​Career Wear

​Funds are available to assist clients with boots and clothing for new employment opportunities if the item is not available in our store Unique Finds.  Proof of employment is required for voucher distribution.

Let's SMILE, Inc.

Provides preventive professional dental health care services to children and adolescents using a collaborative dental hygienist.

Holly Jorgensen visits Community Pathways every Wednesday! If you are uninsured or covered by state assistance, your children qualify for services. All dental services are provided at no charge to the families. 

To schedule an appointment

Call or text 507-393-3023 

Transitional Housing

Steele County Transitional Housing is an interfaith nonprofit organization that responds to people with housing needs in Steele County Minnesota.

Transitional Housing serves people who become homeless by helping them to locate affordable housing and providing the first month's rent and deposit for rental housing.

They continue to support families and individuals in need through rent subsidies based on a sliding scale for up to 18 months.

Other Community Organizations
Trinity Showers

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fridays 9:00 am & Sundays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church has open community showers. Guests are asked to sign in and out at their main office or welcome center. Toiletries and towels are available for guest use.

Senior Diner's Club

Enroll in SEMCAC's dining club for seniors to receive a meal card for a freshly prepared, nutritious lunch or dinner in cooperation with Hy-vee!

Meals are served 7 days a week. Anyone 60 years of age or a spouse of someone 60 years of age, are eligible.

Enrollment sessions are on the 2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm of every month. 

HealthFinders Collaborative

HealthFinders is a community based organization that works to provide quality healthcare, advocacy, and wellness education for people with limited healthcare alternatives.

Programs and services include Medication Assistance, Community Health Workers, Primary Care Services (Medical Care, Dental Care and Mental Health) , Patient Advocacy, Teen Services, Diabetes Program, Pura Vida Program, Community Services and Opiate Addiction Therapy.

Crisis Resource Center

The Crisis Resource Center of Steele County is a non-profit that offers free and confidential services in support of individuals affected by domestic abuse and sexual assault.


The Southern Minnesota Area Transit (S.M.A.R.T) offers safe, reliable and accessible transportation services to the Owatonna community.


The goal of SEMCAC is to empower and advocate for people to enhance their self-sufficiency by maximizing community resources. Semcac offers a variety of programs and services including a Clinic, Emergency Assistance, Energy Assistance, Head start, Housing, Senior Services and Transportation.


ECFE offers a variety of classes for parents and children to come together to connect as a family, to discuss issues relating to your child’s stage of development, and to meet other families. Classes are available for parents with infant, toddler, and preschool age children.

Furnishing Hope

Operating under the auspices of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP), Furnishing Hope is a non-profit organization formed to help neighbors in need to furnish their homes. 

We maintain a warehouse stocked with gently-used, donated furniture. Our all-volunteer staff welcomes clients and patrons to our warehouse during limited hours and by appointment only.

United Way

United Ways mission is to change lives by mobilizing and optimizing the caring power of the communities in which they serve. United way offers several programs as well as having partner connections.

Steele County Resource Guides

United Ways mission is to change lives by mobilizing and optimizing the caring power of the communities in which they serve. United way offers several programs as well as having partner connections.

Workforce Development

Rice & Steele Counties JOB SEEKER RESOURCES Week of May 16 – May 20th, 2022

It can be stressful trying to figure out your next career move. We get it and we want to help!

Diaper Bank Program

The Allina Diaper Bank Program works to ensure that families who are living in poverty or who are going through a crisis have access to an adequate supply of diapers. Community Pathways is happy to be an approved referral agency 


NAPS is a food program for seniors living on a fixed income. Qualifying Minnesotans receive a balanced and healthy package of shelf-stable foods that include grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy and proteins. 

To enroll or inquire about qualifications

Call 507-424-1728


The SNAP program ( Food Support ) helps low-income Minnesotans as well as those in need of temporary assistance to get an adequate and balanced food supply. The program offers an EBT ( Electronic Benefits Transfer )

card that contains money for food which can be used to purchase items at most food stores.

Beds For Kids

Beds For Kids is a 501(c) (3) organization that aims to provide beds to children in need. Their goal is to ensure that children in Steele and Waseca counties have a safe and comfortable place to sleep.


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Steele County Public Health Services

Steele County staff provides education and support to families and helps families connect with appropriate resources. Interpreting service is available when needed.

Senior Services

Semcac Senior Service programs strive to empower, support and improve the quality of life for senior citizens in the southeastern MN communities.  The services provided by Semcac encompass personal wellbeing, health, independence and support for seniors.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council

Head Start provides comprehensive family-oriented child development services designed to meet diverse needs of low-income children and their families. Services provided include early childhood education, medical, and dental examinations, immunizations, vision, and hearing screenings, developmental screenings, disabilities services, home visits, referrals and parent education.

Habitat HandyPro

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit that aims to help families maintain their homes. From moving furniture, hanging framed prints, or shelving, or installing drywall or hanging a new screen door, habitat staff will be there to make your life easier, safer and happier by ensuring that your project is done is right and in a timely manner. 

Habitat offers both a low income and a mainstream pricing structure, something to suit various budgets and income levels.

Applications are available on their website as well as at their office and ReStore locations.