BUFFALO CREEK BMX (Scholarship Support Program)
Established in March of 2008, to provide and maintain a safe, family orientated environment for all community members regardless of socio-economic status. Participants compete in weekly USA BMX sanctioned practices, races and events.
CIVIL AIR PATROL (Cadet Program)
The Civil Air Patrol provides many important regional services such as air and ground search and rescue teams for lost or missing persons and downed aircraft. It also provides aerial reconnaissance for Homeland Defense and during natural disasters. The CAP sponsors a Cadet Program for area youth which stresses leadership, discipline and aerospace education.
GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT – EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION
ECFE is committed to universal access for all families in the area with children birth-kindergarten entry. The purpose of ECFE is to strengthen families and assist parents in providing for the healthy growth and development of their children. ECFE provides information, support, and learning activities for parents and young children to help insure that children are able to start kindergarten ready to learn and experience success.
PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY ED. (McLeod County Senior Programming)
Phone: PRCE – 320-587-2975, or Hutchinson Senior Center – 320-587-565
The mission of the Hutchinson Senior Center is to provide a friendly and welcoming environment that promotes, supports, and engages McLeod County adults aged fifty-five years and older through weekly programming and volunteer civic participation. Offers programs for social activities and facility space for educational seminars and health related services.
HUTCHINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT – EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION (Baby Steps and Childcare Connection Programs)
ECFE is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth and kindergarten. They work to strengthen families and enhance the ability of parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. They provide information, support and learning activities for parents and children.
The organization’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to success in a global economy. The goal is to create a more financially sound future for students and communities. Programming helps K-12 students visualize their own potential and inspires them to own their own future economic success.
LESTER PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT (D.A.R.E. Program)
The program provides children in the Lester Prairie schools and community with information and skills needed to help the student make decisions to avoid tobacco and alcohol, and to live drug-free and violence free lives. The program also provides Lester Prairie schools with a secure connection to the community.
LESTER PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT (REACH Program)
REACH stands for Relationships, Education, Accountability, Character, and Hard Work. It provides a safe place for students to belong, connect, and support each other. Positive learning opportunities through academic support and individual assignment modifications as needed. It includes a staff support network committed to help student’s success with parental support.
McLEOD COUNTY 4-H FEDERATION (Youth Activities Program)
Youth in 4H are involved in learning by doing. They develop leadership skills as officers and committee members in clubs and the County Federation. They have many opportunities to participate in leadership events held statewide, nationally and internationally. They bring these leadership skills back to their communities and actively participate in community service projects.
MEADA COALITION OF McLEOD COUNTY
Methamphetamine Education and Drug Awarenessemphasizes working with and for teenagers, but also maintains a focus on following through with people as they get older, sometimes into their late 20’s. MEADA provides speakers that address the schools, parents, and community on the benefits of making good decisions in life.
NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL – BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (Prepared. For Life. Program)
Through age-appropriate programs, the Boy Scouts teach lifetime skills and values to boys and girls ages 7-20. Young people provide community service while developing personal habits that shape their character, self-esteem, and respect for others and the environment. This process molds a young person to become an active member of the community in future years.
Parent Connection provides education, service referrals and support in a confidential, safe environment to assist individuals with their role as parents. Parents are taught to de-escalate anger and where to call for help including other parents or staff when they are feeling overwhelmed with parenting.
UNITED WAY OF McLEOD COUNTY (Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library)
The United Way of McLeod County launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library during the summer of 2009. Thus far, the program has enrolled over 1,100 children in McLeod County. This program allows every child who lives in McLeod County and was born October 1, 2010, or later, to be eligible to receive an age-appropriate book in the mail each month until they turn five.
WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA YOUTH FOR CHRIST (Crow River Campus Life Program)
Website: Not available
The Campus Life Program is a senior/junior high program focusing on their unique needs. Teens gather weekly for an afternoon of games, prizes, and refreshments, followed by a planned time of open discussion relating to current topics students are dealing with, such as dating, loneliness, drugs, friends, the future, violence, fear etc. Campus Life is currently active for students at Hutchinson High School and Middle School, as well as, New Century Academy.
ADULT TRAINING AND HABILITATION CENTER
The center provides vocational and non-vocational training and services to developmentally disabled adults. Programming is individualized toward helping each client live a more independent and productive life. Their goal is to raise awareness for employing individuals with developmental disabilities. They serve more than 100 clients in McLeod County.
Common Cup is a collaboration of 30-plus churches in McLeod County that combine financial resources and supply volunteers to serve clients and families experiencing a crisis. The organization assists with utility crisis, short-term homelessness, eviction and foreclosure prevention and transportation assistance.
CROW RIVER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
CRHFH partners with a family that completes an application and meets qualifications to be a partner family. Then work begins with the family to build a simple decent affordable home to fit the needs of the family. The family invests sweat equity hours to build their home and pays their own closing costs when purchasing the home from CRHFH with a zero percent mortgage.
HEARTLAND COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY (Housing Assistance Program)
The mission of this organization is to empower people to meet their basic needs with dignity and respect. They support individuals, strengthen families and build community by administering programs such as Head Start, Energy Assistance, Weatherization, Asset Development Programs, and Housing services ranging from homeless service to home ownership.
PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY ED. (McLeod County Youth Services)
Phone: PRCE – 320-587-2975, or Hutchinson Senior Center – 320-587-565
PRCE Youth Service and ISD #423 are committed to providing activities in both a structured and unstructured environment. All events are tobacco free, chemical free, and alcohol free. Their objective is to make more efficient use of facilities and finances to help youth realize their potential as responsible and important members of our community.
HUTCHINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT (Emergency Assistance Program)
This program assists families financially when they are unable to supply their child(ren) with all the necessary supplies, program and activities to fully participate in their education. This program could cover costs for high school class materials, lunch/breakfast expenses, Early Childhood Family Education Fees, and/or a homework journal.
THE SALVATION ARMY – NORTHERN DIVISION (McLeod County Emergency Needs)
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to those in need. Typical services include, but are not limited to, emergency transportation, clothing, medical, food, and disaster services. Additional programs include summer camps, Angel Tree, League of Mercy (elderly visits around holidays), MN Vision Project (free eye exams) and Heatshare (assisting with utility bills).
UNITED WAY OF McLEOD COUNTY (Community Imitative)
This program has been established to help the United Way of McLeod County and its’ board of directors create new programs, or partner with other agencies to help move the organization’s community impact strategies along. It will be used to address identified problems in McLeod County communities.
UNITED WAY 2-1-1 COMMUNITY HELP LINE
Phone: 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709
2-1-1 is free and confidential, available 24/7, 365 days a year, with a live person answering and over 100 languages. 2-1-1 connects you to information about: childcare, education, health services, legal help, transportation, counseling, food, housing, employment, parenting resources, emergency preparedness, energy assistance and much more. 2-1-1 is the number to call to give help and to get help.
WEST CENTRAL INDUSTRIES (Employment Services Program and Thrift Store Project)
WCI is a community rehabilitation program which provides work opportunities to individuals with a disability. Services typically begin with an assessment; and based on that, each individual is placed in a job meeting their interests and skill level. Jobs may include the WCI Thrift Store, a community work crew, and/or an individual job with a local employer.
MCLEOD COUNTY COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
This is a support group for persons who have lost a child, sibling, grandchild, or stepchild in death. This program is designed to help them cope with their loss, and comes from others who have experienced the same loss and are survivors of that grief. The group looks to assist bereaved families toward a positive resolution of grief following the death of a child.
PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY ED. (McLeod County Adaptive Recreation)
Phone: PRCE – 320-587-2975, or Hutchinson Senior Center – 320-587-565
Adaptive Recreation’s mission is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment that socially encourages, supports, and engages mentally and physically challenged youth and adults. The social and entertainment value of this program provides adds to the quality of life for participants.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES (Caregiver/Respite Program)
The LSS Caregiver and Respite Program expanded services into McLeod County in 2003. They focus on family caregivers who are taking care of a chronically ill loved one who is 60 years of age or better. Support is offered in the form of in-home respite care, caregiver support groups, workshops and counseling.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES (Senior Nutrition Program)
LSS provides nutritious meals meeting 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for persons 60 years or older. Program allows all older adults to participate no matter their economic status. The program’s congregate dining encourages socialization and helps combat loneliness. Home delivered meals allow seniors to remain independent while in familiar surroundings.
McLEOD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Car Seat Program)
Motor Vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injury to young children. Over 80% of child safety restraints are used incorrectly, or not at all. McLeod County Public Health offers child passenger safety (CPS) education and training to assure safe transportation of all children.
McLEOD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Universal Contact Program)
This program is available to all families with a newborn. Home visits by a Public Health Nurse offer support to parents and information on infant care, child growth and development and other helpful programs in the community. New mothers can get their baby weighed and questions answered.
McLEOD TREATMENT PROGRAMS (Visitation Exchange Program)
The Center was developed to provide a safe interactive environment for parents and children to have monitored visits, as well as monitored exchanges of children from one parent to the other. The service will ensure that all boundaries are maintained by both parents and children and ensure that exchanges are conducted in a non-threatening manner and environment.
McLEOD ALLIANCE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Alliance provides support, emergency assistance and safe housing for victims of domestic violence. Services provided include: crisis intervention; support groups; legal advocacy; emergency safe housing; transportation; child care; information on violence; and the coordination of referrals to other agencies, community education and professional training.
MINNESOTA BRAIN INJURY FORCE (Brain Boosting Workshops Program)
MBIF provides knowledge and support for brain injured veterans/survivors and their families. The organization holds workshops where anyone can learn about brain health and injuries, and stroke awareness.
SAFE AVENUES (Emergency Safe Shelter and Outreach Sexual Assault Program)
This is an emergency safe shelter and advocacy service for victims of domestic violence and their families. Safe Avenues provides a residential setting for women and children when fleeing a violent home. Staff provides safety planning and assistance in obtaining resources for continued safety for female and male victims of domestic violence.
THE ARC UNITED (Family Support & Sibshop Programs)
Arc provides information, support and advocacy services for children and adults with special needs and their families. Arc strengthened connections with parents of children who have special needs through the development of a Parent Mentoring program, establishing a People First group for adults with developmental disabilities and by growing its ability to provide advocacy.
TRUE FRIENDS (Day Camps & Respite Care Weekend)
Camps of Courage and Friendship provides year-round camping, recreation, respite care, educational and support services to 3,000 children and adults annually with mental and physical disabilities, attention deficit disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families.