Semcac assists people to achieve or maintain independence and self-reliance through their own and community resources. Semcac, Inc.

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Semcac assists people to achieve or maintain independence and self-reliance through their own and community resources.

About Semcac

Semcac serves seven counties in southeastern Minnesota, including: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona.

Semcac has a contact center in each of the seven counties to assist those who need our services. There is also a family planning clinic in Winona, 11 Head Start centers and 4 partnership sites, and 57 Senior Dining sites. Additional programs are offered in Olmsted, Goodhue, Rice and Wabasha counties in cooperation with the local Community Action Agency.

Mission

Semcac assists people to achieve or maintain independence and self-reliance through their own and community resources.

Vision

A vibrant southeastern Minnesota led by thriving individuals, families and communities.

Semcac Services Include:

Community Development

This department consists of the Energy Assistance Program, Home Energy Licensed Professionals (HELP), Housing Rehab and Development, Weatherization and the Bluff Country HRA. The wide variety of programming empowers consumers with the ability to lower heating costs and ensure that their homes are clean, safe and energy efficient.

Head Start

The Head Start program is family-focused, comprehensive education that promotes the growth and development of zero to five year old children. Parents and Head Start teachers work together to plan activities that are developmentally appropriate for the students. Home-Based and Center-Based sites integrate services, including education, parent involvement, health and social services.

Health Services

The family planning clinic educates people and enables them to make informed decisions for their reproductive health. This includes abstinence, birth control, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy information and other questions about sexual health. Cancer screenings and exams are also provided on a sliding fee scale. Consumers are provided with a confidential and nonjudgmental environment to make choices about their future.

Outreach and Emergency Services

Semcac outreach staff offer a personal connection between low-income families and community resources and services. Semcac operates four food shelves in four counties. Homelessness prevention and assistance is provided with assistance paying rent or mortgages. Semcac also operates a homeless shelter in Freeborn County.

Senior Services

Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Senior Caregiver Advocacy programs assist seniors and provide seniors the opportunity to live happy, healthy, social and productive lives as they age.

Transportation

Rolling Hills Bus Transportation provide transportation for clients such as seniors and persons with disabilities. This allows for the opportunity to be transported to work, medical appointments and social outings such as Senior Dining. The Volunteer Driver Program provides transportation primarily to seniors for medical and personal appointments. These rides provide clients the opportunity to stay connected to their communities.

Semcac Funding

Semcac invests in communities to strengthen our greatest resource, the people. In the last 3 fiscal years, over 95% of Semcac funds have been used for program costs, alone. We operate with a very minimal administrative staff in order to use donations and funding to give back to the community as much as possible.

Please join us as we continue to empower individuals and help them to reach their goals
of self-reliance and independence.

Together we can make a difference in the communities of southeast Minnesota.

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Organization Information

  • Name

  • Phone

    (507) 864-7741
  • Address

    PO Box 549
    Rushford, MN 55971
  • EIN

    410907135

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