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Head Start is taking applications for 2018–2019 school year! Apply on-line or call to schedule an appointment.






Minnesota Valley Action Council has Small Cities Home Repair loans available in the following communities: Kasota; Welcome; and Fairmont. These loans do have an income limit. Contact Sheila 507-345-2416 for Kasota and Kaye 507-238-1663 for Welcome and Fairmont today

These loans are only available for a limited time!

Please contact MVAC at 507-345-6822 or email Amanda for an application

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Link Up Minnesota is a program designed to provide eligible individuals with a reduction of one-half of the local telephone service connection and installation charges, up to $30.

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Minnesota Valley Action Council is a proud partner of the American Job Center network!.



MVAC has the following position available:

Vocational Advisor – Nicollet County
Will assist low-income people in Nicollet Co in obtaining and retaining employment. Prefer BA/BS degree in Human Services related field and exp. with assessments, career counseling, case mgmt., job search & working with diverse population. 32 hrs./wk. based in Mankato. $16.47/hr. with college degree; $15.80 w/o degree. Health ins., pd. holidays & vac. Submit resume and application to MVAC HR. 706 N. Victory Dr., Mankato, MN 56001 or apply at by 11/21/18. MVAC is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Minnesota Valley Action Council

Congratulations!Meet 2018 Bush Prize winner, Capital Area Counseling Service.

Capital Area Counseling Service (CACS) saves lives, preserves families and conserves government resources in central South Dakota. Its new and effective approaches to mental health care provide citizens with evidence-based practices to improve their lives and reduce suicides.

One example of their innovative, community-driven work is its Suicide Safe Care and Mobile Crisis Response services—proven to effectively and safely serve people in emotional crisis. And with the recent downturn in the agricultural economy, CACS is doubling down on its service to farmers and ranchers, occupations at higher risk for suicide than military veterans.

Learn more about this amazing organization here:

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