Big Stone County

Housing, food, employment, legal, veteran, addiction recovery and mental health resources available in the cities of Barry, Beardsley, Clinton, Correll, Graceville, Odessa and Ortonville Minnesota.


Are You Homeless Or About To Become Homeless?

If You Are Fleeing Domestic Violence, Contact:

Safe Avenues

If You Are Facing Foreclosure, Contact:

Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership

All Others, Contact:

Prairie Five Community Action

More County Resources:

Addiction Detoxification Assistance


When your life, or the life of a loved one, is spiraling out of control, the phone can become the heaviest object on earth. In your heart you know it’s time to call for help. Since 1970, we’ve helped individuals and families in the midst of turmoil rediscover the miraculous joy of living free from addiction. You can call us anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


New Life Treatment Center delivers quality, professional treatment services, helping clients to break the power of chemical dependency and to lead healthy lives, free from alcohol and drugs. We seek to provide our clients and their families hope to find freedom from the devastating effects of addiction and mental illness.

Employment Assistance


202 North 1st Street

With over 50 CareerForce locations throughout the state, you’re sure to find one that fits your career development or talent matching needs. CareerForce is committed to helping:

  • Individuals start, advance or change their career
  • Employers attract, develop and retain talent, and
  • Minnesota thrive economically

As a collaborative group of private, public and nonprofit partners, we offer an impressive range of innovative services, including one-on-one guidance, training, networking, labor market information and much more. We are a rich resource for anyone, from any walk of life, at any career or recruitment stage.

Financial Assistance


It is the mission of Big Stone County Family Services to enhance the quality of life and self-sufficiency of individuals and families in need of financial and social services. We provide advocacy, leadership, planning, and delivery of these services in partnership with local and statewide organizations, both public and private. Our committed staff provides services with respect, compassion, and accountability.

Food Assistance


125 2nd Street NW
Ortonville, MN 56278

Tuesdays: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm



The Big Stone County HRA is committed to building better neighborhoods by providing comprehensive housing and business opportunities for qualified individuals and families through creative and professional service in partnership with the entire county.

Legal Aid

Mental Health Assistance

  (320) 839-8322

28 2nd Street NW
Ortonville MN 56278

Monday through Friday 8 am – 5pm

Are you struggling with mental illness but not sure how to access help?
You are not alone! This is one of the most common reasons for not seeking help. Don’t let the fear and stigma of reaching out for help, depression and anxiety, or lack of resources, stop you from getting the needed health services to improve your life and achieve your future goals.

Veteran Assistance


Veterans Service Officer:
Ward Odom – US ARMY Big Stone County Veterans Service Officer

20 2nd St. SE (Courthouse Lower Level)
Ortonville, MN  56278

Courthouse Office 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays:
Graceville Municipal Building 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & Courthouse Office 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays:
Clinton Waters Edge 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & Courthouse Office 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays:
Odessa Lutheran Church 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & Courthouse Office 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays:
Beardsley Old Fire Hall 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & Courthouse Office 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursdays and Fridays:
Courthouse Office 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.