Partner Agencies

Our partner agencies play an essential role in our commitment to advancing health, education and financial stability (basic needs), education and health in our community. Our 2018–19 partner agencies are:


Providing social, recreational and educational programming in the summer for middle school and high school students with disabilities.

Community Action Center

Offering emergency assistance, advocacy, case management, employment assistance and supportive relationships to people in crisis who have limited income.

Exchange Club Center for Family Unity

A child abuse prevention agency providing supportive and educational in-home services to families at risk of child abuse and neglect, through a parent mentoring program.

HealthFinders Collaborative

Providing quality health care, advocacy and wellness education to people in our community who have limited healthcare alternatives, and implementing a unique community-embedded care coordination program to extend the reach of the clinical team and support patients to be healthy.

Hope Center

Offering essential, 24-hour services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

Serving as a backbone organization for youth and family efforts in Northfield and striving to identify needs for youth and families in the community, build coalitions to develop and run programs, and write and manage large collaborative grants to bring additional resources into the community.

Northfield Union of Youth

Giving power and voice to area youth by creating a caring and enriching community for youth, and working to diminish the isolating effects of poverty on youth through a combination of enrichment activities and supportive services.

Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative

A coalition of local youth sports associations that work together to increase the number of low-income youth the number of low-income youth participating in Northfield sports regardless of their families’ financial circumstances.


Providing low-income and at-risk Northfield children with free mentoring, tutoring, skill-building workshops and cultural enrichment programs after school and over the summer.

Project ABLE

Providing social, recreational and educational opportunities for adults with disabilities in Rice County and surrounding areas.

Project Friendship

Pairing more than 130 youth in grades 2-7 with college-age mentors who work to instill confidence, cultivate positive self-esteem and provide guidance to their mentees in making healthy life choices.

Ruth’s House

Providing safe shelter and supportive services for women and children experiencing homelessness, with the goal of helping families work toward stability and self-sufficiency.

Semcac Senior Dining

Serving well-balanced, low-cost noon meals in a congregate setting to people age 60+, Monday through Friday at the Northfield Community Resource Center.

Serve Minnesota’s Reading Corps program

Combining the people power of AmeriCorps with the science of how children learn to read, to help struggling readers become confident learners.

Student Support Services Division, Northfield Public Schools

Addressing the social and emotional well-being of students with chemical and mental health services provided by Omada Behavioral Health to students and their families.


Seeking to increase the graduation and post-secondary attendance rates of Northfield’s students of color, students from low-income families and those who will be first-generation college students.

In addition to the partners listed above, Northfield Area United Way is the regional sponsor for Imagination Library, promoting early childhood pre-literacy and literacy by sending a free, age-appropriate book each month to children from birth to age five.

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