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111 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 11111

phone: 111-111-1111
fax: 111-111-1111

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Social Services

New Prague's Special Education department staff includes social workers, counselors, and school psychologists. One of our many goals is to direct families that are in need of social services in locating the resources that are most appropriate for their needs.

This webpage is designed to give you the most information possible, by county, in order to access the services that will best meet those needs. It is designed as a resource/reference for staff, families and community members. This site will be updated often with additional links and resources so check back often for current information and resources. This list is not all-inclusive.

New Prague Area Schools are not responsible for resources that are no longer available, but we will make our best effort at keeping the site up to date, listing only the resources we believe to be currently available.

New Prague Area Schools serve students living in Scott, LeSueur and Rice counties.

 111-445-7750

 507-357-2251

 507-744-5185

Scott County Resources

Scott County Resource and Community Guide

ke: 111-445-7751

  • 111-445-7751
  • 111-445-7751
  • 111-496-8686
  • 111-496-8686
  • 111-445-7751
  •  111-496-8686
  •  111-496-8686
  • 111-496-8341
  • (sliding fee) 111-496-8686
  • 111-445-8481
  • 111-445-7751  
  • 111-496-8512
  • 111-496-8169
  • 111-496-8556
  •        (Health care and child and parenting resource links)
  • 111-496-8420
  •  (Birth to age 3) 111-496-8555 
  • 111-496-8555
  • 111-445-7751
  • 111-496-2125
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters 111-402-9863
  • CAP Agency Resource Directory
  •  Childcare resource and referral 111-402-9824, 612-341-1177
  • 612-839-5101,  Teen parent support and crisis nursery services 
  • Emergency Services call CAP agency central intake at 111-496-2125
  • (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
  • M-F 8-5
  •  The Thrift Store is open Monday-Saturday from 8:00am-6:00pm
  • -Nutrition training and vouchers for Women, Infants & children

111-447-5683

Community Action Council 111-985-5300

 Applications and eligibility guidelines for financial asssitance programs such as MA, MNCare, Food Assiatnce, Free and Reduced Lunch Program and more.

Crisis Response Unit 111-442-7601 (24 hour number)

Emergency Social Services 651-291-4680

Crisis Funds Program 111-445-7751   

Employment and Economic Assistance 111-496-8686

651-222-5863

Parents Anonymous - 612-874-8823, 612-335-5000 crisis/referral to group line: A self-help group for any parent who feels he or she is doing something that is abusive to a child, fear possibility of harming the child, or is neglectful.

- food shelf, open M, W, F: 9-1 ph. 111-111-4688

Ruby's Pantry:  

 For youth and young adults in need of a safe place to stay and resources.  111-288-2688

Sexual Violence Center Crisis Line 612-871-5111

Southern Valley Interention Project- shelter for battered women    & 24 hour crisis line: 111-873-4214

111-445-7087 or 1-888-438-5627   

LeSueur County Resources

Website

507-357-8246   Public Health Nurses work hand in hand with many community organizations. One call to LeSueur County Public Health could provide you with the information you may require to get your needs met and questions answered. If you don't know the answer, we know somebody who may!

  •     507-357-4246, 1800-767-7139
  • (Can help with housing, past due rent or payments)
  •   (Job search, help with job leads, guidance for job retention)
  • - Help getting a vehicle/vehicle loan 
  •  Thursdays 12:30-5:30 pm walk-ins are welcome.  130 Delaware Street SE Lonsdale

Applications and eligibility guidelines for financial asssitance programs such as MA, MNCare, Food Assiatnce, Free and Reduced Lunch Program and more.

612-664-8500

Catholic Charities Outreach Montgomery 507-364-7321

  • Info and referral
  • Emergency housing and transition
  • Supportive housing
  • Family Shelter
  • Children services
  • Family services
  • Migration and Refugee Services
  • outreach and advocacy for Spanish speaking residents
  • Rural emergency support fund

Family Emergency Program 507-357-8288

Food help:

  • 507-364-7321
  • 507-665-6441 
  • - food shelf, open M, W, F: 9-1, ph.111-111-4688
  • 507-357-8288
  •  Thursdays only

LeSueur Co CARE Project 507-364-7321 Montgomery (thru Catholic charities)

507-357-8288

507-388-2120 ( Mankato ) Health and dental service, no MA

Rice County Resources

Main Page,  507-744-5185 (Lonsdale Branch of Rice County )

Family Resource List for Families of young children

  This program provides one-to-one support for parents who can benefit from special help with parenting skills through home visits from a Family Home Health Aide. Family Home Health Aides help to strengthen the family unit by working closely with family members on areas such as behavior management, building self-esteem, homemaking skills, and parent-child activities. Please call the Public Health Family Child Health Supervisor at 507-332-5916 for more information or to make a referral.

  •   (GA) General Assistance
  •   (EA) Emergency Assistance
  •   (MSA) MN Supplemental Aide
  •   (RCA) Refugee Supplemental Assistance
  •   Child Care Assistance

, 507-332-6111, 507-744-5185, xt.6111

  • Family Home health Aide
  • Follow Along,
  • Babies first
  • Home Visitor Program
  • Waivered Services
  • Health Promotion, disease prevention

, 1-800-277-8418

 and  1-866-644-4510

(emergency one time loan) 1-866-644-4510

1-800-877-6884 

This program addresses the needs of families through the availability of loans. The purpose of the program is to provide small loans to low-income parents that will assist them in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment and in dealing with critical situations that may affect their economic and family stability.  Secondary purposes of the program are to enable recipients to establish a credit history, and to contribute to the borrowers' self-esteem.  

: Applications and eligibility guidelines for financial asssitance programs such as MA, MNCare, Food Assiatnce, Free and Reduced Lunch Program and more.

Crisis Nursery: 507-332-6115 , 1-800-422-1286 Crisis Line

Minnesota Food Assistance Program 507-332-6115

Ways to Work family loans to get a vehicle 111-985-4050

State Wide Resources

Culturally Diverse Resources

  Families in need of Social Security financial programs may now take a benefit eligibility screening test without providing your name or social security number in order to find out if they may be eligible for benefits.  is not an application for benefits, only an aid to families to find out if they may be eligible.

  financial assistance programs that help single mothers with rent, utility bills, child care, education, medication, housing, medical bills, and mortgage, among others.

MNET ( Minnesota Non Emergency Transportation Program) 1-866-467-1724

Family Support Network- for child abuse 651-523-0099

612-332-1441     Free legal advice for persons with Developmental disabilities

 (MSCHN ) 651-215-8956

connects you to resources in English or Spanish 1-800-543-7709 or 651-291-0211

St. Mary's Health Clinics 651-690-7029 Free health care to those that do not have health insurance or MA/MHCP

Food Program (SNAP) calculators:

Other food support:

  • food shelf, open M, W, F: 9-1, ph.111-111-4688
  • Thursdays only
  • 507-364-7321
  • 507-665-6441
  • Second Harvest Heartland sponsors a free food give away the second Thursday of every month at:  Friendship Church, 17741 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake, MN  55372  5:30-7:30 pm.  For more information, call 111-447-8282.
  • Loaves and Fishes offers a free evening meal. Church of St. Mark, 350 South Atwood Street, Shakopee, MN 55379 5:30 – 6:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  For more information, please visit www.loavesandfishesmn.org or call 612-377-9810.

 

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps working parents who have lower incomes pay for child care. CCAP is for families with children under age 13 (and under age 15 for children with special needs). To get CCAP, your income has to be below the limits. Parents also have to work or look for work to get CCAP. All families on MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program) can get CCAP. Lots of other working parents also get CCAP to help them pay for child care. However, some counties have waiting lists for CCAP, so even if you qualify, you may have to wait to get help.  CCAP is not a free program. All parents have to pay part of the cost of child care each month (a co-payment). CCAP has a sliding fee system that means families that make more money pay more every month than families who make less money. If you get CCAP, you have to find a child care provider who accepts CCAP.

The  (EAP) helps people with lower incomes to pay their heating/energy bills during the fall, winter and spring months. EAP agencies around the state take applications for the program and decide how much help each household can get to pay their heating bills. EAP is available to many households with lower incomes, including homeowners and renters. Renters can get help if they pay for their heat separate from their rent, or if their heat is included in their rent but they pay for electricity separately. 

Those families with the lowest incomes and the highest cost for energy will get the most help paying their bills. You will get between $100 to $1200 of help. Most families get between $300-$400 (in a year). No matter how much help you get from EAP, you still have to pay the rest of your energy bill every month.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit. It is mostly for low-income working parents (or others such as grandparents, relatives or foster parents) raising children. If you get it, you will either pay less on your federal income tax, or get a larger refund (money given back to you). Most people who get the EITC get a refund. The largest refund you can get from the EITC during tax year 2006 is $2,747 (if you have one child) or $4,536 (if you have two or more children). The average EITC refund in Minnesota is about $1,700. 

Parents (or caregivers) have to be at least 25 years old and under 65 years old to get the EITC. There are also rules about which children count for the EITC. Single adults or couples who are not raising children, but are working can also get a smaller EITC. Lots of people who can get the EITC do not get it because they do not file their taxes. They miss out on money that is meant for them. Click here to learn more about the EITC . 

 

The Working Family Credit is a Minnesota state tax credit. It is mostly for low-income working parents (or others such as grandparents, relatives or foster parents) raising children. It is a state version of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Most people who get the EITC also get the WFC. If you get the WFC, you will either get a larger refund (money given back to you) or pay less in state taxes. Most people who get the WFC get a refund. The largest refund you can get from the WFC during tax year 2006 is $823 (if you have one child) or $1,587 (if you have two or more children). The average WFC refund is about $536. 

Parents (or caregivers) have to be at least 25 years old and under 65 years old to get the WFC. There are also rules about which children count for the WFC. Single adults or couples who are not raising children, but are working can also get a smaller WFC. Lots of people who can get the WFC do not get it, because they do not file their taxes. They miss out on money that is meant for them. Click here to learn more about the WFC .

Suicide Prevention

  • Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255
  • Suicide Prevention Center, 612-347-2222 
  • Center for Grief 651-641-0177
  • Nat'l Suicide Crisis Number 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) 24 hour line
  • - 612-379-6363

24 hour Adult Mental Health Crisis Line : 1-800-233-9929

 

If you have discovered a link or resource that no longer exists listed on this webpage, or have other comments about this webpage, you may forward those responses to Renee Hartman at [email protected] Thank You.

Amy Johnson
Special Education Director
Phone: 111-111-1724
Email: [email protected]