Our Partners

Winona State University and its community partners understand the importance of working together to benefit all stakeholders in the process. WSU students gain a better understanding and appreciation for the post-college world and the community partners receive valuable services, time, and commitment from the WSU students. The entire community of Winona and the surrounding are benefit from the work done and feeling of belonging that grows from within.

This page recaps the most current award-winning community partners, lists the past recognized community partners, and lists all partners WSU holds near and dear.

2014 Community Partners of the Year

Women’s Resource Center of Winona - Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Community Partner Award for WSU

The Women’s Resource Center of Winona (WRC) and WSU have a long history as community/university partners working to address gender-based violence (GBV) in our community. The mission of the WRC, directed by Dianna Miller, is to create a safer community by eliminating sexual and domestic violence. We are currently working to enhance programming to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. Together, WSU and WRC are working to create an integrated approach to addressing GBV, emphasizing community and campus collaborations focused on multisectoral responses to GBV including violence prevention education and crisis advocacy.

Winona Volunteer Services - Honorable Mention

With a caring network of dedicated volunteers and partners, WVS, directed by Sandra Burke, secures and distributes food, clothing, information, referrals, and emergency assistance in a respectful and dignified manner to people in need. The partnership with Winona State University is a vital piece of this mission. The goals of this partnership include meeting the needs of both groups. On the WVS side, they have a need for volunteers, content experts, and voices from students and higher education. On the WSU side, we need sites for students to volunteer and intern, resources for our students and community, and partnership for research. This partnership includes several components. Below, I have outlined the partnerships that I have directly been involved with. However, WVS and WSU have many other relationships not outlined below.

Previously Honored Community Partners by Year

• Winona County Historical Society
• Morrie Miller Youth Athletic Foundation
• Live Well Winona

• Winona Health
• Minnesota Marine Art Museum
• Empower CTC

• Frozen River Film Festival
• Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Ben Miller Academic Mentoring Program

• Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Clinic
• Earth-Be-Glad Farm
• Project F.I.N.E.

• Boys & Girls Club of Rochester
• Hawthorne Housing Redevelopment
• Merchants Bank
• City of Winona Parks and Recreation Dept.
• Women’s Resource Center of Winona

All University Community Partners 2009-2014

ACR Home Adith Miller Manor
American Caner Society American Legion
Americorps (Owatonna) Ashley Furniture
Attic Angel Place (Middleton) Bear Creek Services
Belleview Community Center Ben Miller Academic Mentoring Program
Benchmark Electronics Benedictine Adult Day Center
Bethany House / Dan Corcoran House Big Brothers / Big Sisters
Bluff Country Co-op Bridge for Runaway Youth
Buffalo County Dept. of Human Services Burr Oak School
Byron Elementary School C.R.A.F.T.
Catholic Charities Cedar Valley Services
Central Lutheran Church Central School
Channel One Children of Destiny
Children’s Court Services-Eau Claire, WI Children’s Youth Services
Children’s Theatre Co. of Minneapolis Children’s Cottage Child Care (Elroy)
Chosen Valley Care Center Citizen’s Bank of La Crosse
City of Winona Cochrane-Fountain City Schools
Community Action Council Composite Products, Inc.
Winona Convention & Visitors Bureau Cotter High School
Coulee Youth Centers Crisis Nursery
Dakota County Community Corrections Dakota County Juvenile Services
Development Achievement Center Dodge County Dept. of Human Services
Dodge County Victim Services Dorothy Day House
Dream Acres Farms Earth-Be-Glad Farms
Elder Network Empower CTC
Enterprise Rent-a-Car Erberts & Gerberts Sandwiches
Exchange Club Center Express Pros
Fairview Medical Center Fairview Southdale Hospital (Edina)
Family and Children’s Center Family Focus
Family Group Decision Making Family Resource Center
Family Services (Rochester) Fastenal Company
Featherstone Farm Federal Medical Center
Federated Insurance Filmore Family Resources
Fountain Center Freeborn County Dept. of Human Services
Frozen River Film Festival Gables Recovery Home
Global Home and Healthcare Good Earth Village
Goodwill Grace Place
Great Lakes Higher Education Great Rivers 111
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery Gundersen Clinic Community and Preventive Care
HIS Adult Day Program Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Hammer Residences
Harbor Shelter and Counseling Center Hawthorne Housing Redevelopment
HBC Head Start
Heartland Home Health Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Hennepin County Corrections Hiawatha Homes, Inc
Hiawatha Valley Education District Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Clinic
Home and Community Options Houston County Dept. of Social Services
Houston County Public Health Houston County’s Women’s Resource Ctr
Independent Living Resources Intercultural Mutual Assistance Center
Interfaith Hospitality Network Jefferson School
Key Kids Kid’s Corner
Kids Come First Kids Court Abused Children Program
La Crosse Children’s Museum La Crosse Loggers
La Crosse County Dept. of Human Services La Crosse County Juvenile Justice
La Crosse County Sheriff Dept. La Crosse Youth and Learning Center
Lake City Medical Center Lake Winona Manor
Land Stewardship Project Lewiston Villa Nursing Home
LiveWell Winona Madison School
Madonna Towers Many Rivers Juvenile Detention Center
Maple Manor Nursing Home Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Martin Luther Manor Mattie’s Place
Maxwell Children’s Center Mayo Clinic
Meals on Wheels Merchants Bank
Merrick, Inc. (Vadnais Heights) Methodist Church
Miller Mentoring Program Minnesota State Colleges – Southeast Technical
Minnesota Correctional Facility Red Wing Minnesota International Center
Minnesota Twins Minnesota Wild
Morrie Miller Youth Athletic Foundation Mower County Dept. of Human Services
National Alliance on Mental Illness National Child Protection Training Center
New Horizon’s Women’s Shelter Newman Center
NW Mutual Financial Services Occupational and Rehabilitation Center
Office of the Public Defender (Rochester) Olmstead County Probation Office
Olmstead Community Action Program Olmstead County Adult Detention Center
Olmstead County Connecting and Referral Unit Olmstead County Dept. of Human Services
Olmstead Medical Center Opportunity Services (Red Wing)
Our Lady of Victory Hospital Outward Bound
Owatonna Learning Center Park Place
Pathway House Peerless Chain Co.
Pet Medical Center Phalen Lake Elementary
Pine Island High School Plasticert Co.
PossAbilities Prairie du Chien Corrections Unit
Professional Assoc. of Treatment Homes Project COMPASS
Project FINE Ramsey County Dept. of Human Services
Ready Set School Red Cross
Regina Medical Center Relay for Life
REM River Bluffs River Home Lending
Riverfront Inc Rochester Area YMCA
Rochester Community & Technical College Rochester Health and Rehabilitation East
Rochester Health Care Rochester Public Schools
Rochester Red Cross Disaster Services Rochester Senior Center
Rollingstone Community School Ronald McDonald House
ROTC Leadership and Development Rushford Elementary
Sacred Heart Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Salvation Army Sauer Memorial Home
SEMCAC SE Minnesota Area Agency on Aging
Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board St. Anne’s Healthcare
St. Charles Elementary St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
St. Isidore Health Center St. Mark Health Care Center
Steele County Dept. of Human Services Target
Tatanka Elementary School The Clothing Shop
The Homestead at Rochester Thern Co.
Three Rivers Community Action T-Jo’s Pizza
Town and Country Veterinary Hospital Trempealeau County Health Care Center
Tri-County Memorial Hospital U.S. Fish and Wildlife
United Way of Rochester Victim Services of Rochester
Von Wald Group Home (Rochester) Wabasha County Social Services
Wabasha/Kellogg Public Schools WAPS Community Education
WAPS Work Experience Program Watkins Manor
Watlow Co. Wells Fargo Financial
Wincraft Co. Winnebago Mental Health Institute
Winona Area Humane Society Winona Counseling Clinic
Winona County Community Health Winona’s County’s Economic Development Authority
Winona County DFL Winona County Development Achievement Center
Winona County Historical Society Winona County Human Services
Winona County Public Health Winona County Victim Services
Winona County Child Protection Services Winona Family YMCA
Winona Farmer’s Market and Local Farmers Winona Health
Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority Winona Lighting
Winona ORC Winona Public Library
Winona Public Schools Winona Recovery Assistance Planning Team
Winona Volunteer Services Winona Workforce Center
Wipfls Wisconsin D.O.T
Women’s Resource Center of Winona Zumbrota Public Library