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Help Paying for Basic Needs

204 S Elm St, Rushford, MN, 55971-8812

(507) 864-7741


Service Details


Offers cash or other short term aid to people in a crisis that is affecting their access to basic needs

Emergency assistance can vary based upon eligibility and available funds.

Additional Information

Offers assistance for households struggling with financial hardships by helping them to access Semcac programs and services, along with other community resources. Outreach Services staff advocate for clients, provide information and referrals, assist with completing applications for services, and administer crisis assistance as funding is available.


  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Community Action Partnership 


There are income guidelines for some programs.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

This is the administration location for Semcac services throughout the southeastern MN region counties:
* Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Winona and Steele
* Limited services in Olmsted, Goodhue, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 864-7741

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