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Support Group Session

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

Supplementary Services

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

Available at Community Pathways

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.

Diaper Bank Program

The Allina Diaper Bank Program works to ensure that Steele County 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. 

​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.

Emergency Laundry

Funds are available to assist with one time emergency laundry needs. Need is determined by staff.

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.

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.

Fountain Centers

134 Southview St.

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507- 451-0511

Fountain centers hosts adult outpatient programs as well as chemical awareness and substance abuse education classes.

Beauterre Recovery Institute

2480 S County Road45

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 1-855-586-1920

Is an inpatient addiction treatment center that offers personalized careplans that aims to support lifelong addiction recovery.

Beyond Brink

3003 Hoffman Dr. NW

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-779-7091

Beyond Brink offers safe and supportive Sober Housing, peer recovery specialist services, and recovery community organization.

Frazier Recovery Homes

Phone: 651-756-8460

Frazier Recovery homes specialize in provinding safe and sober housing for those who are recovering while helping them to transition into the community.

Full Circle Counseling and Wellness

125 Landmark Dr NE, Suite 2

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-214-2016

Full Circle offers therapy, wellness, acupuncture, neurofeedback, and nutrition counseling.

Fernbrook Family Center

2575 Harvest Lane NW

Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

Phone: 507-446-0431

Fernbrook family center offers a variety of services including, but no limited to Therapy, skills work, psychiatric medication prescribing, early childhood mental health, school linked mental health, children's mental health targeted case management, assessments, day treatment, trainings and consultations.

Food Support

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


NAPS/CSFP 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

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. 

Healthy Seniors of Steele County

500 Dunnell Drive

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-774-7648

Healthy Seniors offers caregiver support, respite care, senior companions, fall prevention programs, needs assessment, and referrals.

Senior LinkAge Line

540 Cedar Street

St. Paul, MN 55164

Phone: 800-333-2433

Senior LinkAge Line assists with finding services for an aging parent, planning for long-term care, assistance with government services, help fighting fraud, and health insurance counseling.

Human Services
Minnesota Prairie County Alliance

6​30 Florence Ave.

Owatonna, MN 55060

Minnesota Prairie Alliance is a human services agency that has a wide array of programs, such as health care coverage, income and food assistance, child support, children and family services, mental health services, substance abuse services, disability services, senior services, burial assistance, and childcare assistance program CCAP.

Employment/Adult Education
Workforce Development

Rice & Steele Counties JOB SEEKER RESOURCES Week of September 5th – September 9th, 2022 It can be stressful trying to figure out your next career move. We get it and we want to help!

Crisis Services
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.

Unstable Housing/Shelters
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.

Laundry Love

Cedardale Coin Laundry 

201 22nd St SE


Free laundry services provided by First Lutheran Church of Hope. Machine run free and laundry essentials are provided.

When: The 3rd Monday of every month

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hospitality House

250 E Main St.

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-444-4042

Hospitality House of Owatonna, Inc. offers temporary and emergency accommodations for men who are transitioning through homelessness.

Rachel's Light

PO Box 118

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-451-1584

Rachel's Light offers women who are experiencing homelessness shelter, food, hygiene products, bedding, accesible support and advocacy, information, and referrals.

Project Home

250 E Main St.

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-446-1211

Project Home provides assistance to homeless individuals, youth and families. Services include outreach to offering permanent supportive housing.

Ruth's House

PO Box 593

Faribault, MN 55021

Outreach office: 507-334-5043

Shelter Phone: 507-334-5043

Ruth's House provides emergency/transitional shelter.


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

Home Resources
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. 

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.


545 Dunnell Dr

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-451-7134

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.

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.

Salvation Army

1810 S Cedar Ave

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-455-2023

The Salvation Army offers a thrift store, clothing, household goods, hygiene products, beds/bedding, furniture, vouchers for the thrift store, gas vouchers, and eviction prevention.

St. Vincent DePaul Society 

512 S Elm Ave

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-676-5508

St. Vincent's is able to assist with food, gas vouchers/hotel vouchers, rent and utility assistance, miscellaneous needs, referrals to local agencies, and free take-out meals on Tuesday nights (St. Vincent's Table 5:30 - 6:30 pm) 

Resource Guides
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.

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