Winona Volunteer Services (WVS) administers the Coordinated Assistance Program for the Winona area. It exists to provide a central point of contact to those seeking referral or financial assistance due to urgent and unexpected situations.
The Client Services Coordinator meets privately with the individual to verify the details of the situation. Depending upon the request, calls may be made to the landlord, employer or human service agencies to confirm the unexpected situation.
Our goal is to first use existing programs and services to help solve the situation so a referral may be made to another resource. We network with area churches and other agencies to avoid duplication of services. If a person cannot genuinely find help through existing services, WVS may directly assist clients in times of financial crisis with basic needs.
Individuals with qualifying needs or emergencies will receive a voucher, not cash, for a specific amount written to a specific vendor. If the situation does not meet our assistance guidelines, the request will be denied.
Client Services Office Hours
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursdays 3pm- 6pm
Fridays 10:30am -5pm
However, to ensure someone is available to speak with you when you arrive, please call to verify hours or to schedule an appointment. Staff schedules may change without notice to due meetings, time off or other unforeseen matters.
Persons seeking help after hours should go to the Law Enforcement Center at 201 West Third Street, Winona, MN for assistance.