Resources & Hotlines
Reaching out to community resources or making a phone call to a nationwide hotline can be the first step in helping yourself or your child. Listed below are some common community resources & nationwide hotline numbers. Please do not hesitate to use any of the resources listed below. Contact me if you are in need of more information regarding the resources provided.
Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council
Housing and Redevolopment:
Family Planning/Pregnancy Education
Pipestone County Medical Center
Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC)
Southwest Health and Human Services - Public Health
Food and Nutrition
WIC (Women, Infants, Children)
Volunteers in Mercy
Southwestern Mental Health Center
Southwest Crisis Center
Lutheran Social Services
Family Education (ECFE)
Pipestone Community Library
National Safety Council
Child Help National Abuse Hotline
Youth Crisis Hotline
Caring Hands Mobile Dental is coming to Pipestone County. Services provided include oral examinations, cleanings and fluoride treatments, oral hygiene instruction, and x-rays if needed. They will see patients of any age and recommend children start dental care at 12 months of age. They accept insurance and will work on sliding fee arrangements for those without dental insurance. If you would like to be contacted to schedule an appointment, please complete one permission form for each family member you want seen. Return forms to SWHHS 1091 N. Hiawatha Avenue. If you have questions, call 507-825-5024. Thank you!
A parent toolkit has been developed by NBC News and others. It is a wonderful resource filled with advice and information on where students should be in different areas including academic, social, health/wellness and emotional growth. Check this resource out by clicking this link: http://www.parenttoolkit.com/
Elementary Booster Club
Research shows overwhelmingly that parent involvement is key to children's learning and is positively related to achievement. The PAS Elementary Booster Club is a great way to be involved in the school and in your child's education. They do amazing things for our youth and host fun events to support youth enrichment. Please see the attached form for more information on getting involved.
Camp Love's Embrace takes place yearly in Slayton,MN. This camp is an overnight camp for children ages 7-14 experiencing grief related to the death of a loved one - mother, father, sibling, grandparent, friend, etc. Each child will be paired with a trained, competent "buddy" and will receive the benefits of counseling by qualified skilled counselors. They'll participate in tons of fun activities in a beautiful setting at Lake Shetek near Slayton, MN. This camp is completely FREE. The camp is also looking for volunteers should you be interested. I will update with information as it becomes available for 2016.