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.

Local Resources:


Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council
(Ph): 507-376-4195

Housing and Redevolopment:
(Ph): 507-825-2558

Family Planning/Pregnancy Education

Pipestone County Medical Center
(Ph): 507-825-5811

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC)
(Ph): 507-376-4195

Southwest Health and Human Services - Public Health
(Ph): 507-825-5024

Food and Nutrition

Food Shelf
(Ph): 507-825-6720

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)
(Ph): 507-825-5024

Clothing/Other Needs

Volunteers in Mercy
(Ph): 507-215-0155

Counseling/Support Groups

Southwestern Mental Health Center
(Ph): 507-825-5888

Southwest Crisis Center
(Ph): 507-825-5688

Lutheran Social Services
(Ph): 507-836-8291

Parenting Information

Family Education (ECFE)
(Ph): 507-825-5861

(Ph:) 507-825-4347

Pipestone Community Library
(Ph): 507-825-5005


National Safety Council
(Ph): 800-621-7619

Suicide Hotline
(Ph): 800-992-1716

Child Help National Abuse Hotline
(Ph): 800-442-4453

Youth Crisis Hotline
(Ph): 800-448-4663

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:

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.

Housing Repairs
Click on the link below for help with household repairs at low costs that can improve health and well-being.