Winona Volunteer Services, Inc.
Help Paying for Basic Needs
402 E 2nd St, Winona, MN, 55987
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.
* City bus passes
* Gas vouchers
* Bike/bicycle vouchers
* Bus tickets to stranded individuals to return safely home
* One-time rent assistance
* Referrals to local and out-of-area homeless shelters
* Vouchers for emergency or work-related clothing
- People with low income
Individuals experiencing an unforeseen circumstance causing them financial strain.
There is no fee for this service.
9:00am- 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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BH-1800.5000Homeless Motel Vouchers Definition
Programs that provide homeless people with a temporary place to stay (usually one to three nights), generally utilizing a hotel or motel with which the referring agency has a prior agreement, but in some cases, temporary lodging selected by the individual. Also included are programs that provide vouchers for use in one or more of the community's homeless shelters.
BH-3800.7000Rent Payment Assistance Definition
Programs that make rental payments for people who are at risk of eviction without assistance. Also included are rent supplement programs that provide assistance with ongoing monthly rental costs. Rent payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
BM-6500.1500-130Clothing Vouchers Definition
Programs that supply coupons that can be exchanged in designated thrift shops or nonprofit organizations for clothing.
BT-8300.1000Bus Fare Definition
Programs that provide cash or tokens for individuals who have no personal means of transportation and are unable to use public transportation (or a taxi service) for necessary local travel without assistance with the fare. Also included are programs that provide bus fare for people who need to travel out of town (e.g., for a funeral) but do not have the means to do so.
BT-8300.2500Gas Money Definition
Programs that provide money or vouchers to purchase gasoline, most frequently for individuals who need their automobile for necessary local or out-of-town travel but cannot afford to run their vehicle without assistance, but occasionally for people driving through the local area who have become stranded.
YV-3000Homeless People Definition
Individuals and families who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people. Some people who are homeless have issues with substance abuse, chronic or severe mental illness, chronic unemployment or underemployment, or other problems that prevent them from obtaining housing.