United Way of Central Minnesota partners with other area non-profits to create a brighter future for our community. Their long-term commitments are essential to addressing key social issues, such as helping children and youth achieve their potential; promoting financial stability and independence; and improving people's emotional, mental and physical health.
United Way of Central Minnesota funded these partner programs in 2011-2012.
Anna Marie’s Alliance: 253-6900 or 1-800-950-2203
Anna Marie’s battered women’s shelter, Transition House, relationship support groups for women and youth, 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, preventive education and Children Exposed to Violence Initiative.
Arc Midstate: 251-7272
Advocacy, education and support services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
Adult mentors work with children with disabilities enabling them to be involved in community activities outside of school.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota: 253-1616
Mentoring for children and youth from one-parent and struggling families through positive role models and fun, life-skills building time together.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota: 252-7616
Positive youth skill building activities and guidance through year-round KIDSTOP after school child care, community clubs and skill building groups.
Emergency Assistance, Clothing/Food & Shelter Program, and Financial & Housing Counseling/ Catholic Charities: 229-4560
Emergency short-term assistance for basic needs and financial management/budgeting skills for households dealing with debt issues.
Caritas Mental Health Clinic, Pregnancy Counseling and Life Transitions/Catholic Charities: 650-1660
Supportive one-to-one and family counseling and groups for people dealing with emotional issues, life changes and loss regardless of ability to pay.
DOMUS Transitional Housing/Catholic Charities: 259-9270
Supportive temporary transitional housing for women and families with children and veterans.
Central MN Sexual Assault Center: 251-4357 or 1-800-237-5090
24-hour crisis line, support groups, advocacy, and preventive education with youth for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.
Charities Review Council of MN: 1-800-733-4483
Information and education for donors and charities.
Child Care Connections/Child Care Choices: 251-5081
Training and support for child care providers focused on infant, toddler and preschoolers’ mental health.
Counseling Program/Lutheran Social Service: 251-7700
Individual, couple and family counseling/therapy provided regardless of ability to pay.
Disaster Services/American Red Cross: 251-7641
Disaster volunteer training/ preparedness and direct help in cases such as single home family fires, natural disasters and community emergencies
Girl Growth and Opportunity Fund/Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Council: 252-2952 or 1-800-955-6032
Scholarships to help ensure all girls can participate regardless of family income and establishment of Girl Growth troops in low income and targeted neighborhoods.
Home Delivered Meals/St. Cloud Hospital: 255-5646
Nutritious meals provided to older people and people with disabilities in St. Cloud and Waite Park.
Parenting, Health & Wellness/New Beginnings: 255-1252
Housing, supportive mentors, and parenting/life skill education and child care for women in crisis pregnancies and their babies.
Kinderstart Transition Program/Reach-Up Inc.: 253-8110
Support and education for very low-income families with young children to help them reach goals related to transition to school and parenting.
LaCruz Community Center/Catholic Charities: 529-0770
Links low-income residents with community resources plus positive activities and homework help for children and youth residing at LaCruz.
Peer Mentors Program/Independent Lifestyles Inc.: 529-9000
One to one and group mentoring for persons with disabilities working on self-sufficiency goals.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP): 255-7295
People age 55 and better, volunteering to address community needs.
Scout Reach and Scholarships/Boy Scouts of America Central MN Council: 251-3930
Scholarships to help ensure all youth can participate regardless of family income and establishment Scout Reach troops in low income and targeted neighborhoods.
Financial Fitness Program & Self-Sufficiency Program/Tri-Cap: 251-1612 or 1-888-765-5597
Individuals and families counseled and connected with resources to help them achieve their self-sufficiency goals related to budgeting, housing, emotional & family health, education and employment.
Senior Dining Meals on Wheels/Catholic Charities: 229-4584
Nutritious meals delivered to elderly and people with disabilities residing in rural areas.
Senior Helping Hands & Elder Network/St. Cloud Hospital: 255-5732
Chemical dependency and mental health services for persons age 55 plus.
Emergency Shelter and Emergency Assistance/The Salvation Army: 252-4552
Emergency homeless shelter for adults and children, food shelf, noon meal program and other basic needs assistance.
Senior Linkage/Central MN Council on Aging: 253-9349 or 1-800-333-2433
Over-the-phone information service and one-to-one advocacy connecting older people and their families with needed services such as insurance questions, prescriptions, and housing concerns.
St. Cloud Area Crisis Nursery/Lutheran Social Service: 654-1090
Emergency child care for families in crisis.
St. Cloud Area Faith in Action/Great River Area Faith in Action: 258-8673
Volunteers helping elderly and people with special needs get needed groceries, companionship, transportation, and help with chores so they can live as independently as possible.
St. Cloud Area Legal Services: 253-0121
Legal assistance for low-income people focused on family law related to domestic abuse victims and public benefit cases.
Strengthening Families Parenting Project and First Steps/Toddler Mental Health Home Visits/ECFE (8 Local School Districts): 255-8910
Outreach and parenting education with low-income multi-stressed families.
Supported Housing for Youth (SHY) Program/Catholic Charities: 240-8204
Housing and supportive skill building services for young people who are homeless, ages 16- 24.
Third Age University of Whitney Senior Center: 255-7245
Life long learning, education and support programs for older people
United Cerebral Palsy of Central MN: 253-0765
Education, advocacy, support services, and Access to Technology assistance for people with cerebral palsy, their families and people with other forms of disability.
Employment and life skills services for people with developmental and other disabilities.
Program & Member Scholarships/St. Cloud Area Family YMCA: 253-2664
Scholarships for low income individuals and families. Helping them access the wide range of YMCA recreation and family focused services.