New Office Hours For Our County Office Locations Effective April 8th 2024

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MVAC Thrift Stores

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October 1, 2024

Energy Assistance 2024 - 2025 program begins


Developing Resources and Opportunities for People and Communities

Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC), a Community Action Agency, helps those in need secure affordable housing, viable transportation, employment and training for employment, as well as creating educational opportunities for children and parents. Established in 1965 under the Equal Opportunity Act, MVAC serves the people of Region Nine in Southern Minnesota.

MVAC is not part of the government, nor is it a political entity. MVAC is a private non-profit organization that uses local, state, and federal resources to provide assistance for people in low-wage work. That assistance comes in the form of established programs in six main areas, see below. People in need from Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan counties rely on MVAC for resources and opportunities that help improve their situation and quality of life.

MVAC Program Areas

MVAC Offices are open Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We Take Action!

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Donate a Vehicle

MVAC is looking for new Board Members

New Board Member from Le Sueur County:

Private Sector (Business or Organization Representative)

Two new Board Members from Watonwan County:

One Private Sector (Business or Organization Representative)

One Low Income Sector (Current or previous lived experience having low income)

Time Commitment: 6 meetings a year

Training provided.

Be a voice for your community!

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The  Young Adult and Senior Employment Programs have openings to help you.

Click on the photos to fill out a referral for each of these programs.

Young Adult Services                                                                                                                  Senior Employment Program


Services & Resources at Your Fingertips


MNbenefits is Minnesota’s secure, online system you can use to apply for health care, cash assistance, SNAP (food support), emergency help, and child care assistance programs.

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Voter Registration

Voter registration is a very simple process. Minnesota Valley Action Council staff can help you with it.

Get Registered

Phone Service

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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Regional Resource Guide

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Tax Prep

Access free tax prep sites and additional information to assist you with your taxes.

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

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Contact Us!

Toll Free: 1-800-767-7139

Brown County: 507-508-4041

Blue Earth County: 507-345-6822

Faribault County: 507-526-5291

Le Sueur County: 507-357-4246

Martin County: 507-238-1663

Nicollet County: 507-934-5224

Sibley County: 507-237-2981

Waseca County: 507-835-8240

Watonwan County: 507-375-5748