Salvation Army


20 Ave NE

  • Monday — Friday 8 am 4pm by appointment only
  • Clothing & household goods

Southern Minnesota Center for Independent Living (SEMICIL)

  • 2200 2nd St SW
  • 507- 285- 1815
  • Monday- Friday 8:00- 4:30 pm
  • Independent Living Skills Instruction, assistance applying for benefits including social security/ disability
  • PCA, Respite, and Homemaker Services

Family Service Rochester-GPS Program

2117 Campus Dr SE 507-328-6325

Source: Guiding Partners to Solutions (GPS) is a program currently provided through Olmsted County Community Services in partnership with Family Service Rochester. GPS serves any individual or family in Olmsted County who is struggling to connect with resources or services they may need. Often the individual or family has encountered systemic barriers or is experiencing personal barriers that interfere with the ability to get their needs met. The GPS Social Worker assists the individual or family to reduce barriers and connect with the appropriate resource or service. 

GPS is intended to be a short-term service for up to approximately 60 days. In some situations, a phone conversation with a GPS Social Worker can provide the needed guidance and resource information. In others, simply providing resource information is not enough and the GPS Social Worker walks alongside the individual or family to make the necessary connections. Because individuals and families often come to GPS feeling frustrated with barriers they’ve encountered, GPS engages with them quickly and begins working on solutions right away.