Adult Basic Education/ GED/ Family Literacy Programs

Provide life‐long learning opportunities which respond to and are respectful of the community.
Adult Literacy
Basic Skills
Family Literacy
Workplace Skills
One‐on‐one Tutoring
G.E.D‐ General Education Development
E.S.L‐ English Second Language

Adult Basic Education/ GED/ Family Literacy Programs Continued

Martin County West/Community Education and Recreation ‐ Welcome
(507) 728‐8276
Fairmont Community Education and Recreation
(507) 235‐3141


Five Lakes Aviation
(507) 235‐2537

Alliant Energy/Project Care

Administered by MN Valley Action Council
(507) 238‐1663
Serves Alliant customers in electric shut‐offs

Benco‐Wells/ Caring Members

Administered by Mn Valley Action Council. Serves Benco customers in electric shut‐ offs
(507) 238‐1663

Bus Service

Jefferson Bus Lines
(507) 235‐5547

Car Rental

Fairmont Ford
(507) 235‐6681

Hawkins Chevrolet Cadillac
(507) 238‐4786

Catholic Charities

(507) 387‐5586
Provides pregnancy assistance, counseling, and parenting services on a sliding fee scale.

CREST—Caregiver Response

Effort and Service Team Volunteers assist those needing transportation to appointments, church, shopping or social engagements.
Rob Stauter‐ Director
Phone: (507) 235‐3833
610 Summit Drive
Fairmont, MN 56031
Trimont‐ (507) 639‐2063
Sherburn‐ (507) 764‐5312
Dunnell‐ (507) 695‐2714

Crisis Intervention Services

CADA‐ Committee Against Domestic Abuse
(507) 625‐7233

Disability Linkage Line


Dona Anderson‐

MN West Community and Technical College Jackson
(507) 847‐3320 Ext. 127 or 1‐800‐658‐2522

Elder Care Services, Inc.

Respite, Companionship & Homemaking
(507) 243‐3603

Episcopal Community Services

102 North Park Street
Fairmont, MN 56031
(507) 235‐9320

Extended Campus/ Continuing Education

The MSU Extended Campus/
Continuing Education office is a division of the Center for Continuous Learning, whose mission is to provide lifelong learning to individuals, businesses, industries and organizations through cooperative higher education efforts.
Minnesota State University,
116 Alumni Foundation Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Toll‐ Free– 1‐800‐722‐0544
Direct Dial‐ (507) 389‐2572
MRS/TTY– 1‐800‐627‐3529
Fax‐ (507) 389‐6379
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Forms Assistance Program

Confidential one‐to‐one helps to complete medical assistance, Medicare & supplemental forms, balance checkbooks & pay bills.


Answers and advice on questions
about evictions, repairs, security
or damage deposits, tenants’ right
to privacy, applications and more.

Interfaith Caregivers

Transportation, Escorts to Medical Appointments, Friendly Visiting, Respite Care, Shopping, Educational Programs and Classes, Support Groups, Caregiver Support and Assessment, Transition Home from Hospital or Nursing Home, Business Help, and Referrals

Dan Woodring—Director
415 South Grove Street Suite 5
Blue Earth, MN 56013
(507) 526-4684

Latin American‐Multiethnic Association for Networking and Opportunity

(507) 344‐8361

LEADERSHIP Martin County

Aimed at individuals who have a desire to increase their community involvement in order to assume present and future leadership roles. Sessions run September‐May.
Roberta Czaplwski
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave NW
Austin, MN 55912
Minnesota West Community and
Technical College – Fairmont Center

Legal Aid

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
New Case Intake & Information Hotline
Free legal help for low income & elderly people

Life‐Work Planning Center

201 N Broad Street Suite 100
Mankato MN 56001

Live Well at Home


Local Workforce Center

Fairmont Office‐(507) 235‐5518 Staff works with individual’s personal growth, self‐esteem and career development. Job service information & referral for job openings; information & referral for dislocated workers;job search, resume and job retention skills (MN Job Bank)
Web claim:
Information: 1‐877‐504‐5050

Lutheran Social Service of MN

Health Eating
Older Adult Services
Caregiver Support
Volunteer Opportunities
Financial Management
Care Coordination

Mankato Area ‐ Lifelong Learners

For anyone aged 55 and over who lives in south central Minnesota and wants to stay on top of the arts, culture, current events, history and more.
(507) 389‐2011

Mankato Area ‐ Lifelong Learners

For anyone aged 55 and over who lives in south central Minnesota and wants to stay on top of the arts, culture, current events, history and more.
(507) 389‐2011

Martin County Human Services

Emergency assistance, food stamps, medical assistance, public health and financial assistance
115 West 1st St
Fairmont, MN 56031
(507) 238‐4757
Community Resources
First Call for Help
2‐1‐1 or 1‐800‐543‐7709
Statewide information & referral assistance for available Human Services programs

Martin County Transit

Bus transportation in Martin County. Wheel chair lift available
(507) 235‐5558 or (800) 382‐7433

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

121 Seventh Place East, Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55101‐2147
Consumer Assistance
(651) 296‐0406
Toll Free: 1‐800‐657‐3782
Fax: (651) 297‐7073
Email: consumer.
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(507) 345‐6822
464 Raintree Road
Mankato, MN 56001

MN Valley Action Council Energy

Assistance & Crisis Programs
(507) 238‐1663
Assist income eligible households with fuel assistance during the heating season.

MN Valley Action Council Home Improvement Loans/Grants

(507) 345‐6822 or 800‐767‐7139
Assists homeowners with repairs or improvements of their property

MN Valley Action Council Homelessness

Prevention Programs
(507) 238‐1663
Helps families or individuals that are homeless or at‐risk of being homeless

MN Valley Action Council Senior Employment

923 North State St Suite 110
Fairmont, MN 56031
(507) 235‐5518
Offers part‐time employment opportunities for people 55 years of age or older

MN Valley Action Council Weatherization Assistance Program

A grant that assists homeowners or renters who are eligible for Energy Assistance with winterizing their home

MVAC—Fairmont Office

100 N. State Street
Fairmont, MN 56031
Belva Peterson
(507) 238‐1663
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Prairie Ecology Bus Center

A vehicle for understanding and
appreciating the natural wonders
in our own backyards.
(507) 662‐5064

Presentation College – Fairmont

Senior citizens (65 years or older) are charged tuition at the senior citizen/audit rate on a spaceavailable basis. Other course fees are the same as those for regularly enrolled students. Please contact Traci Lardy, Fairmont Campus Director, at (507) 235‐4658 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Reach Out for Warmth

Administered by MN Valley Action
Assists households with shut‐offs or no fuel emergencies whose income is over the guidelines for primary energy assistance. Maximum household income limits will apply.

Salvation Army/ Heat Share

114 E Blue Earth Ave
Fairmont, MN 56031
(507) 238‐9797
Assists households with shut‐offs or no fuel emergencies.

Section 8 Rental Assistance

South Central MN Multi‐County
HRA Mankato MN 56001
(507) 345‐1977
Rental Assistance for both families
and individuals who meet
income eligibility

Senior Citizens

A Minnesota resident who is 66 years of age or older (Senior Citizen) is entitled to enroll in a credit bearing course for an administrative fee of $20.00 per credit plus fees. A Senior Citizen may also enroll in any non‐credit open enrollment courses on a space available basis at no charge or may audit a credit bearing open enrollment course on a space available basis at no charge. However, senior citizens auditing a class will be required to pay fees as allowed by MS135A.52. A Senior Citizen enrolled in a closed enrollment contract training or professional continuing education course must pay the regular tuition charge for the course. In all cases, senior citizens are required to pay for any materials and personal property for the course.

Please contact Jennifer Bendix, Fairmont Center Director, at (507)235‐3385 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Senior LinkAge Line

For information on:
Chore Services
Nutrition Services
Legal/ Financial Services
Caregiver Support
Grandparents raising grandchildren
Employment and Volunteer
Support Groups


Senior Companions provide friendly visiting, transportation, and assistance to seniors with disabilities.
820 Winnebago Ave Ste 1
Fairmont, MN 56031

Tax Services

Martin County Library
(507) 238‐2686 or (507) 235‐3401
Appointments required
Thursdays 9:30 am to 4:30pm
Free tax service for elderly or low income individuals

Taxi Service

Sonny’s Taxi Service
(507) 236‐4543 or (507) 236‐2979

Veterans Linkage Line

1‐888‐Linkvet (546‐5838)

Wheel Get There Program

Helps low‐income people by providing vehicles at discounted prices.

Dan Jones
(507) 345‐0446