Resource Center

Advocates for Developmental Disabilities

507-451-9769
Provides respite care/special sitters, support, advocacy, service to children with developmental disabilities, provides speakers.
1225 Lincoln Avenue South, Owatonna, MN, 55060 www.advocatesfordevelopmentaldisabilities.com

Associates of Psychiatry and Psychology – Mental Health Services

507- 455-0992
Provides counseling for individual, family, and child counseling for victims of abuse. Treatment of ADD and ADHD Children.
120 Landmark Drive NE, Suite 1, Owatonna
http://www.appmn.com

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota

507-451-5922
Matches a child age 3-14, usually from a one parent unit with responsible adult who will spend time with the child.
545 Dunnell Drive, Owatonna http://www.bbbsofsouthernmn.org/

Bridge to Benefits

Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits http://mn.bridgetobenefits.org/Home2

Children and Youth with Special Health Needs

651-201–3650 or 800-728–5420
Medical evaluations, treatment, and equipment costs to those with handicapped conditions.
PO Box 64882, St. Paul http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/cyshn/index.cfm

Children’s Remedial Fund

507-444-8804
A United Way Program to help with medical, dental and clothing costs not covered by other services.
325 Meadow Lane, Owatonna

Crisis Resource Center of Steele County

507-451-1202
Provides support and confidential services to individuals affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence
125 West Front Street, Owatonna

Owatonna Community Education

507-444-7900
Provides assistance to individuals/families through “lifelong learning, service, and leadership development”.
122 East Mckinley, Owatonna Mn owatonnacommunityed.org

Early Childhood Screening – Provided by the Owatonna School District

507-444-7900
Minnesota State Law requires that all preschoolers be screened once prior to entering public and some private kindergartens. owatonnacommunityed.org/page/2458 Specialists observe your child performing a variety of tasks to screen communications, cognitive or thinking skills, and fine and gross motor development.

Screening also includes checks on hearing, vision, height and weight, a developmental history review, an immunization review, and a social/emotional screening worksheet for parents to fill out based on their child’s behavior. Early Childhood developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help in their development. Early Childhood Developmental Screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam. First Step developmental screening results are interpreted according to your child’s chronological age. Just a reminder – there is no pass or fail!

Let’s Smile, Inc.

507-363-3023
Serves children that do not have private dental insurance by connecting with schools, preschools, daycares, and Head Start programs. Let’s Smile, Inc. serves children that do not have private dental insurance by connecting with schools, preschools, daycares, and Head Start programs. Its goals are to promote and educate how your dental health affects your overall health. We strive to prevent oral diseases with hands-on oral hygiene instructions by plaque removal with disclosing solution, a toothbrush, and floss that the children can then take home. Fluoride treatments are also applied to strengthen the enamel of the teeth. Let’s Smile identifies risk factors through a basic screening that checks for untreated decay, need for sealants, and oral cancer screenings. It also works as a liaison for referrals to general dentists or specialists
http://www.letssmileinc.com

NAEYC for Families

202-232-8777 or 800-424-2460
NAEYC is focused on improving the well-being of young children, with particular emphasis on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age
http://families.naeyc.org/

Owatonna Clinic

507-451-1120
Primary and specialty medical care. 2200 26th Street NW, Owatonna
http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/owatonna

Owatonna Park and Recreation

507-444-4321 540
West Hills Circle, Owatonna
http://ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation

Owatonna Public Library

507-444-2460
105 North Elm Avenue, Owatonna
http://ci.owatonna.mn.us/library

Owatonna Public Schools

507-444-8600 515
West Bridge Street, Owatonna
http://www.owatonna.k12.mn.us/

Owatonna Public Schools- Early Childhood Special Education – Provided by Owatonna School District

507-444-7800
115 East Rose Street, Owatonna

We provide educational and other support services to students with specific needs who qualify such as individuals in need of speech therapy, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) for children with special needs birth to five years old and their families, deaf and hard of hearing individuals, blind and vision impaired individuals, and individuals requiring occupational therapy
http://www.owatonnarsc.portal.rschooltoday.com/

Parent Aware

888-291-9811
Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality rating and Improvement System, offers tools and resources to help: families find quality child care and early education, programs improve their practices, and children benefit from care and education that will prepare them for school and life.
http://parentaware.org/

South Central Human Relations Center – Mental Health Services

507-451-2630 or 800-722-0590
Individual and family counseling 610 Florence Avenue, Owatonna
http://www.schrc.com/home

SEMCAC of Steele County

507-451-7134
Provides assistance programs for individuals of low income
545 Dunnell Drive, Owatonna
http://www.semcac.org/

Steele County Clothesline

507-451-2550
Provides free of charge clothing.
155 Oakdale Street, Suite B, Owatonna
http://www.steelecountyclothesline.com/

Steele County Food Shelf

507-455-2991
Emergency food products.
155 Oakdale Street, Owatonna http://www.steelecountyfoodshelf.org/

Steele County Human Services

507-444-7500
Assistance for families who need child care assistance
630 Florence Avenue, Owatonna

Steel County Health And Human Services

ApplyMN ApplyMN is Minnesota’s secure, online system you can use to apply for health care, cash assistance, SNAP (food support), emergency help, and child care assistance programs. To get started, visit Minnesota Human Services Online to use an online pre-screening tool to find out if you might qualify for benefits and to register for a user ID and password. If you already have a user ID and password, you can log-on to ApplyMN directly.

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE

There are four different programs that can pay for child care assistance. They are Basic Sliding Fee, MFIP Child Care, Transition Child Care and At-Home-Infant Care. To receive Child Care Assistance, you must apply through your local Social Service Department. You may be eligible for child care if your income is at or below 75% of the State’s median income and you are in need of child care services in order to secure employment, retain employment or to obtain training or education necessary to secure employment. You may also be eligible for child care assistance, if you are receiving a cash grant (MFIP).
http://www.co.steele.mn.us/departments/human_services/index.html

MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM (MFIP)

MFIP is a monthly cash and food support program. It is for families with dependent children and some pregnant women. MFIP is time limited. Most parents with minor children will only receive help for a total of sixty months (5 years). Because MFIP expects, supports and rewards work; parents must meet work rule requirements or the grants will be reduced.

GENERAL ASSISTANCE (GA)

GA is a monthly cash payment that clients use for clothes, food, housing and other basic needs. GA is for people who have little or no income and they are not able to receive help from other state or federal programs. GA is for adults between 18 and 65, they have no children under 18 in the household, they are not disabled, but they cannot work. Medical verification is needed for applicants.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE (EA) & EMERGENCY GENERAL ASSISTANCE (EGA)

EA and EGA are short-term help for people who need money for a crisis, such as a utility shut off, an eviction or major problem that has occurred. EA is for families with children in the home under age 21. EGA is for adults without children in the household.

FOOD SUPPORT PROGRAM

Food Support assistance is available to low income families or single adults who meet income and asset requirements. Food Support can be used like money to buy food. If you qualify there are rules that affect how much you can receive.

Steele County Law Enforcement

507-444-3800 204
East Pearl Street, Owatonna
http://www.co.steele.mn.us/departments/sheriff/

Steele County Public Health

507-444-7650
Maternal Child Health Project, Handicapped, Chronically, Ill Children. In-home care for children with special needs.
635 Florence Avenue, Owatonna
http://www.co.steele.mn.us/steele_county_public_health_and_human_services.html

The WIC Program

1-800-657-3942

  • Is a Nutrition and Breastfeeding program
  • Helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.
  • Provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/

Address

560 Dunnell Drive
Owatonna, MN 55060

Fax

507-455-9137