Advocacy & Assistance
Outreach Services staff at Semcac’s seven county contact centers offer a personal connection for households struggling with financial hardships to access the agency’s programs and services and other community resources. The Outreach Services staff advocates for clients, provides information and referrals, assists with completing applications for services, and administers crisis assistance as funding is available.
Crisis assistance is available at some county contact centers only as funding permits. This assistance may help with motel vouchers, food emergencies, transportation, or other emergent needs that help sustain or create improved self-reliance of an individual or family. Clients receiving crisis assistance also meet with staff to establish a plan for stability.
Car Repair Program
Semcac partners with the Minnesota Prairie Alliance to provide a car repair program to income eligible households with one or more children, ages 1 – 18 years. The program is available for persons living in Dodge, Steele or Waseca counties. Households qualify if they earn 200% or less, of the federal poverty level. Please contact the appropriate office for more information:
- 507.634.4350 in Dodge County
- 507.451.7134 in Steele or Waseca counties
This form will need to be completed for Car Repair Program assistance: Car Repair Assessment Application
NOTE: If this program has expended all funds (no funds remaining), please talk to a case manager / staff member about other potential options for transportation assistance.