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YOUR SEARCH FOUND 23 RESOURCES FOR ADVOCACY
Definition: Advocacy is the activity of an individual to pursue and act in the interests of another. The person who requests and advocate defines their own interests and through the help of an advocate learns the skills and confidence to pursue their own interests.

ADULT COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: CBS is made up of four programs serving the mentally ill in their home communities. The goal of these programs is to assist the individual to live and to maintain themselves in their communities and reduce the need for further hospitalization as much as possible. Programs available are: Targeted Case Management, Community Support Program (CSP), Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS). Each program has specific criteria for entrance into the program. Please call for further information on the programs. Crisis Services are being implemented in 2008.
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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.
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ARC SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Advocacy and support for persons with developmental disabilities and their families, serving the counties of Houston, Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore, Rice, Goodhue, Wabasha and Winona.
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GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF RIVER TRAILS

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: See Full Description
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GRACE PLACE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Grace Place is a holistic ministry dediated to serving the unborn and their families by providing grace, acceptance, refuge and resources. We are a non-residential ministry that teaches and models Godly life skills.
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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WINONA

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Assists individuals who are residents of Winona who believe their human rights have been violated according to the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
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MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Mental Illness Support Group
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MENTAL ILLNESS: SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Mental Illness: Support for Families and Friends.
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OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN FOR OLDER MINNESOTANS

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Ombudsman works with consumers, concerned citizens, nursing homes, home care agencies, hospitals, and public agencies. The mission of the Ombudsman program is to enhance the quality of care and life of older individuals receiving healthcare and supportive services in a nursing home, at home, in a hospital or other community setting such as adult foster care, adult day care, and housing with services.
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PACER CENTER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: PACER's programs help parents become informed and effective representatives for their children.
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PEOPLE FIRST OF WINONA

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This is a self-advocacy group. The group meets the second Monday of each month. The group usually meets at Home & Community Options, lower level, 66 East Third Street, Winona.
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PROJECT FINE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Project FINE (Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education) seeks to help immigrants and ethnically diverse persons to be fully integrated into the Winona County community.
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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING - LONG TERM CARE CONSULTATION

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A Long Term Care Consultation is an assessment of health and safety needs which help identify if a person may be able to remain in and/or return to the community setting with supportive service. A Public Health Nurse will make a visit and complete the assessment in one's own home or in a facilty. Available service options will be discussed and a plan will be developed. For further information, please see the Full Description.
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SEMCAC

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Semcac is a private, nonprofit agency serving the communities of southeastern Minnesota. Semcac assists people to achieve or maintain independence and self-reliance through their own and community resources. Volunteer opportunities are availabe with the following programs in Winona County: Head Start, Senior Dining, Meals on Wheels and the Volunteer Driver Program.
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SEMCAC GRAND KIN PROJECT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Semcac's Grand Kin Project provides help for people raising their grandchildren, other related children or children of friends.
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SEMCAC WINONA COUNTY CONTACT CENTER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Semcac's staff are available to assist individual's and families experiencing an emergency situation.
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SEMCAC -ADVOCACY/INFORMATION, REFERRAL & ASSISTANCE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Semcac's staff are available to assist individuals and families with accessing resources and services to meet their needs.
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SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Senior Companions assist others to maintain the highest level of dignity and independent living possible by *Visiting homebound isolated adults *Providing support to family caregivers *Assisting with vital services such as grocery shopping and appointments *Acting as a friend who listens and cares Senior Companions become friends with those who are lonely and isolated.
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SOUTHEASTERN MN CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING - WINONA OFFICE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: (SEMCIL)This service provides assistance with independent living skills to individuals with a permanent disability. Other services are peer mentors, personal care assistance, home health care, workshops, home modifications, housing assistance, advocacy service, information and referral. Access technician evaluates businesses and service agencies to determine accessibility and make recommendations.
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THE LEARNING CLUB

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: An Institute for Learning in Retirement program; a collaborative educational partnership between Winona State University and retirement aged citizens in this area.
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WAPS-COMMUNITY EDUCATION'S PROJECT COMPASS

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Adults with disabilities program. Slower paced classes for all, specialized classes for people with disabilities, professional development workshops and support groups.
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WINONA SENIOR ADVOCACY PROGRAM

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Provides information, referral and assistance in areas of housing, health insurance counseling, money management, transportation and government benefits. Advocates may provide community education on senior services and benefits. See Full Description for further information.
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WOMEN´S RESOURCE CENTER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Women's Resource Center of Winona (WRC) was founded in 1978 by a group of women committed to the common mission of ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Essential cornerstones of the WRC's mission include recognizing and advocating a woman's right to self-determination and self-direction. Services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assualt.
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Disclaimer: The Community Resources section of WinonaShares.org is still a work in progress. Watch for improvements and a more complete listing of services in the coming weeks. Please let us know if you find errors in any of the listings. Also let us know if you think a group, organization, or agency should be listed here. Contact us by phone at (507) 457-6467, or by email.


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