Community Resource Guide

Being a part of the WSU community ushers you into the larger community of the city of Winona.  There are many resources here outside the University, and you are encouraged to explore them.  Winona is also a wonderful place for outdoor activities, so please check out the City of Winona web links.  Below is a partial list of support groups, volunteer opportunities, and outside mental health agencies.  A more complete list can be found in the Winona Yellow Pages.  Because WSU Counseling Services is designed for short-term counseling, students are referred to a counselor in the community if longer-term counseling is in the student’s best interest.

ADHD/Learning Disability Assessment
Chemical Dependency
Crisis Numbers
Community Counseling

Eating Disorders
Gambling Addiction   
GLBT Services
Health Care
Legal Services
Mental Illness Support
Relationship Violence
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Assault
Volunteer Opportunities
Winona Links


ADHD/Learning Disability Assessment

  • Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, 166 Main St., Winona, MN, 507.454.4341
  • Gundersen Lutheran, 1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI, 608.782.7300
  • Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN, 507.266.5100


Chemical Dependency

  • AA (Winona area meeting information)
  • Al-Anon, call Carol at 507.454.2266 or Judy at 507.452.4445 ,  Meetings Tuesday at 6:30pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 1717 Service Dr. and Thursday at 7pm at Cathedral of Sacred Heart,
    7th & Main, St. Augustine Room.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (statewide meeting information) 1.877.767.7676
  • Recovery Warriors Thursdays at 7pm
    Lutheran Campus Center 451 Huff Street
  • Assessments are available at several counseling agencies in town.  What follows is not an exhaustive list.  For such, please consult the Winona Yellow  Pages.
    • Hiawatha Valley Mental Health, 507.454.4341
    • Wenden Recovery Services, 507.454.2839
    • Winona Counseling Clinic, Inc., 507.454.3900


Crisis Numbers

  • Police: 9-1-1
  • Emergency Room (Winona Health): 507.457.4328   855 Mankato Ave.
  • 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 1.800.362.8255

Counseling - Winona Area

  • Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
    166 Main Street
  • Winona Health Psychiatric & Counseling Services
    855 Mankato Avenue
  • Catholic Charities
    111 Market Ste 2
  • Family & Children Center
    601 Franklin St
  • Counseling Associates, LLC
    111 Market St
  • Common Ground Consulting (Alcohol/Drug Abuse Treatment)
    51 E 4th St, Ste 17
  • Winona Counseling Clinic, LLC
    902 2nd St, Ste 220
  • Riverfront Counseling
    902 E 2nd St, Ste 326

Please note this is not an exhaustive list.  For such, please consult the Winona Yellow Pages.  


Counseling - La Crosse, WI Area

  • Family and Children Center
    1707 Main Street
  • Gundersen-Lutheran Clinic & Hospital
    1900 South Ave
    Emergency Room, Etx. 53128
  • Mayo Clinic Health System (Alcohol/Drug Treatment)
    212 South 11th St

Counseling - Rochester, MN Area


Eating Disorders

  • Gunderson Lutheran Eating Disorder Treatment Program
    1900 South Ave, La Crosse, WI
  • Methodist Hospital
    6500 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, MN
  • Overeaters Anonymous, Faith Lutheran Church
    Thursdays at 7pm & Saturdays at 8am
    Call Denise at 507.452.2521

There are several counselors within the Winona community who offer counseling for disordered eating.  For specific referral information, please contact WSU Counseling Services.  


Gambling Addiction

  • Minnesota Problem Gambling Helpline, 1.800.333.HOPE
  • Gambler’s Anonymous Support Group, 921 West Ave S, La Crosse. WI Hotline 414.299.0901 (Mondays 7pm)


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Services

Health Care

  • Health Services
    WSU Integrated Wellness Complex 222
  • Winona Health Clinic
    859 Mankato Avenue, Winona
  • Winona Health Hospital
    855 Mankato Avenue, Winona
  • Gundersen Lutheran Clinic
    1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI
    76 West 3rd, Winona
  • Winona County Public Health
    202 W 3rd St., Winona



  • SEMCAC (testing)  76 West 3rd   507.452.4307
  • MAP (MN AIDS Project)  1.800.248.AIDS
  • MPRC (MN Prevention Resource Center)     1.800.247.1303
  • Great Rivers: 1.800.362.8255


Legal Services

  • Consumer Credit Counseling  1.800.936.4054
  • Free on-campus legal advice.  Sign up for 20-minute slots in the Kryzsko Commons at the Student Union desk.  Tuesday evenings from 5pm - 7pm.


Mental Illness Support Groups

  • Support for persons with mental illnesses: location has changed, information pending.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 1.800.826.3632


Parenting Resources



Pregnancy Counseling

  • SEMCAC, 76 West 3rd,  Winona, 507.452.4307
  • Midwest Health Center for Women, Twin Cities, 1.800.998.6075
  • Meadowbrook Women’s Clinic, 825 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN  612.376.7708
  • Birthright Inc., 920 West 5th, Winona, 507.452.2421
  • Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, 212 South 11th Street, La Crosse, WI  1.800.535.9055
  • Catholic Charities, 111 Market St, Winona, 507.454.2270 or 800.227.3002 (Free service and you do not have to be Catholic)


Sexual Assault or Relationship Violence

  • Winona Health ER  507.457.4328
  • WSU Counseling Services, Integrated Wellness Complex 222, 507.457.5330
  • WSU Health Services, Integrated Wellness Complex 222, 507.457.5160
  • SEMCAC, 76 West 3rd, Winona, 507.452.4307
  • Winona County Attorney’s Office 507.457.6595
  • WSU Security 507.457.5555
  • WSU Support & Resources for Sexual Violence Victims
  • Women’s Resource Center, Winona,  507.452.4440
  • Gunderson Lutheran Crime Victims Services      1.800.362.9567 ext. 5557


Sexual Abuse

  • Sexual Abuse Counseling and Support Program, Janis Elder, 608.775.3845  Southside Neighborhood Center, 1300 South 6th Street, La Crosse, WI 
  • Support group for non-abusing parents, Janis Elder, 608.775.3845   Gunderson Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, WI


Winona Volunteer Opportunities


Winona City links


Disclaimer: Please note WSU Counseling Services does not endorse the particular services listed here, nor is this list exhaustive.  A complete list of local agencies can be found in the Winona or La Crosse Yellow Pages.