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Concluded: COVID 19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAPs)

August 24th, 2020|Updates|

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility, and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households.  Semcac is one of the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program local administrators around the state that is working with individuals located in southeastern Minnesota. For complete details about who is eligible to apply and what costs are covered by the program, visit or  Interested applicants may also call 211 (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709) or text “MNHOME” [...]

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Agency Update

August 20th, 2020|Updates|

Updates  Face coverings are required by clients and visitors at all Semcac sites & locations, at this time. Semcac staff will be wearing face coverings when meeting with/interacting with outside parties, including clients, at a Semcac location. We are doing our best to keep our clients/consumers, staff and community safe and healthy. As the southeast Community Action Agency serving a span of counties and thousands of individuals and families, we strive to help others, while keeping our staff safe. We ask that clients/constituents please call, email or mail communications if at all possible.  Visit our Contact Us page to [...]

Concluded: Seeking Proposals for Community Needs Assessment Project

July 14th, 2020|Updates|

Semcac is seeking proposals from a qualified, outsourced party to conduct the agency's Community Needs Assessment. This includes surveying, researching, analyzing and reporting. Please see full RFP for more details.  Proposals due electronically to Semcac by August 15, 2020. RFP Semcac 2020_22021 Community Needs Assessment Project

Winona Contact Office & Clinic Relocation

September 23rd, 2019|Updates|

As of October 1, 2019, Semcac’s Winona County Contact Office and Semcac Clinic will be relocated. The move will support a growing partnership with Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center; Semcac Clinic and Semcac’s Winona County office will be moving from the current location in downtown Winona, to the Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) building. The location was formerly Winona Health’s Urgent Care space and is located at 420 E. Sarnia Street, Suite 1600. The new location is a better fit for the services Semcac provides in Winona. It will offer more space for clients, patients and staff, which has [...]

Welcoming New Executive Director, July 1st

June 21st, 2019|Updates|

On July 1, 2019, Semcac is pleased to welcome a new Executive Director, Doug Grout, to the Semcac family. Doug has dedicated his career to helping people. He has experience working with low-income households, people with disabilities, seniors, immigrants and minorities. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to learn and employ techniques in team building and management. Doug has a strong background of over 25 years’ experience working in the public and nonprofit sector. This includes significant experience administering successful affordable housing, redevelopment and rehabilitation loan projects. For the past six years, Doug has served as the Administrator [...]

Food Shelves – Open Your Heart to Hungry & Homeless in July

June 6th, 2019|Updates|

Semcac’s Food Shelves Are Participating in Open Your Heart to the Hungry & Homeless The four Semcac Food Shelves are participating in the 2019 Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Summer Challenge, a donation drive sponsored by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Hunger Solutions, that takes place in July. As a member of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Semcac is eligible to receive a percentage of grant funds designated for this challenge. The grant amount given to the food shelf will depend upon the amount raised during the month of July. Therefore, more donations mean more [...]

Stewartville Residents Transportation Survey

May 29th, 2019|Updates|

If you are a resident of Stewartville-- We Need Your Help! Rolling Hills Transit is collecting information to provide you with the best possible service to meet your transportation needs. Surveys can be filled out in person at: Stewartville City Hall, Stewartville Public Library, and Stewartville Center for Active Adults or online. Respond to the survey online via Survey Monkey, here:  If you have any questions please contact Jim Wolter at 507-634-4330 or Thank you for providing your feedback. We appreciate your time and will actively use it to improve our services.

Senior Dining Manager Awarded by Chamber of Commerce

March 22nd, 2019|Updates|

Victoria Fenty, Semcac's Senior Dining Site Manager in LaCrescent was awarded the "Share the Spirit Award" by the LaCrescent Chamber of Commerce, on March 20, 2019! The award was given for her outstanding accomplishment of revitalizing Senior Dining Program in LaCrescent. Congrats Victoria, we are so lucky and happy to have you on our team!