Jessica Fix
 545 Dunnell Drive
 Owatonna, MN
Semcac is the designated Community Action Agency for seven counties in southeastern Minnesota- Steele, Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, Houston, and Winona.  Since 1966, Semcac has mobilized and targeted resources to change the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals and families.  

Semcac offers the folowing programs:
Energy Assistance Program: Low-income households may receive financial assitance to help cover a portion of their heeting expenses.  Crisis assistance and heating-related emergency repairs are also available.  

Weatherization: Low-income homeowners and renters are provided an engery audit and conservation measures to help lower heating consumption and expenses.  

Head Start:  An equal opportunity, family-focused pre-school program, Head start is committed to enriching childern ages 3-5 years and empowering their families.

Homeless Prevention and Assistance:  Programs may be available to help households maintain their housing or to help homeless households obtain housing.

Volunteer Driver Program:  Volunteer drivers provide transportation for persons age 60 and over and clients of the county department of human services.  Rides for medical appointments are the priority.
Call 1-800-528-7622 for more information.

Rehab Loan Program for Homeowners:  No or low-interest loans may be available for housing rehab projects.
Call Cindy Vitse or Vonda Budde for more information. 507-864-7741

Meals on Wheels:  Noon meals are delivered to homebound seniors.  There is no income eligibility.
For more information contact the following people.
Owatonna- Ded McNeil                    455-3195
Ellendale- Mary Edon                       684-3311
Blooming Prairie- LuAnn Fairbairn    583-7369
Medford Care Connection                 213-0465 

Senior Dinning:  Noon meals are served in congregate setting to persons 60 years of age or older.  There is no income eligibility.
Ellendale- Mary Edon                        684-3311
Blooming Prairie- LuAnn Fairbairn     583-7369

Bus Service in Blooming Prairie:  Seniors may ride the bus to and from Senior Dining, as wll as for other local shopping needs.
For more information call: LuAnn Fairbairn   583-7369

Retired & Senior Volunteer Programs:  People age 55 and over are matched with volunteer oppotunities.
For more information call:  Sharon Rustad  507-864-8227 
Senior & Caregiver Advocacy Program: Seniors and their caregivers are assisted with accessing health and community-based services.
For more information call:  Melissa Almer  507-450-8848