Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Karen, Burmese


Parents Forever: Divorce Education

Children are affected for years to come by decisions that divorcing parents make during the initial phase of divorce. The Parents Forever divorce education sessions are intended to provide divorcing couples or those contemplating divorce with the information they need to make decisions that will minimize the stress of this transition for the entire family.

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Community Connection Specialist

The Community Connection Project supports 20-identified Austin Public School students and their families with refugee or asylum status to adapt to our community. This is done by providing support with their academics, engaging parents in school conferences, and introducing the student and family to extracurricular activities.

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Helping Homes

Helping Homes is a confidential emergency service available free of charge for 2 to 72 hours of care, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year. Parents may use Helping Homes services up to 10 times in a 12-month period, if necessary: 507-434-9599

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Specialty Library

The Specialty Library serves as a resource for many free prevention education resources: brochures, pamphlets, magazines, books, videos, DVDs, coloring books, and specialty items promoting positive parenting. To utilize our books and DVDs, all you need is a SELCO library card, which we can help you obtain at the Parenting Resource Center.

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Southeastern Minnesota Regional Prevention Center

Our RPC supports the counties of: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona by: building regional relationships to enhance alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention efforts, dentifying and providing training opportunities, providing technical assistance and building stronger, healthier and safer communities across the state. Learn more at www.rpcmn.org


Planning and Implementation Program

APAC- Austin Positive Action Coalition was created as a result of a 5-year grant focused on reducing alcohol use among those under age by using Positive Community Norms (PCN) messages. These messages are part of our “Truth Is” campaign, which promotes PCN messages throughout the Austin community. Learn more at www.truthisaustin.com


Peer Power Partners

The Peer Power Partners Friendship mentoring program group’s non-typically developing youth with special needs, with a cluster of typically developing same-age peers to promote friendship, understanding and advocacy.


Rainbow Route

The United Way of Mower County is committed to helping children succeed in life through early learning initiatives. United Way of Mower County contracts with the Parenting Resource Center to provide trained bus aides as part of their Success by Six initiative. To learn more, please email or call (507) 437-2313

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RealCare Babies

The Parenting Resource Center is the central location and coordinating agency for ethnically diverse RealCare dolls, the most realistic version of infant simulators. To rent, please call the Parenting Resource Center.