Kandiyohi County

Housing, food, employment, legal, veteran, addiction recovery and mental health resources available in the cities of Atwater, Blomkest, Kandiyohi, Lake Lillian, New London, Pennock, Prinsburg, Raymond, Spicer, Sunburg and Willmar 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:

United Community Action Partnership
(320) 235-0850

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


2200 23rd Street NE Suite 2040
Willmar, MN 56201

Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offering services over the phone and online only.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offering services over the phone and online. Open to the public 9:00am–4:00pm for in-person services without an appointment.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offering services over the phone and online. Open to the public 9:00am–4:00pm for in-person services without an appointment.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offering services over the phone and online. Open to the public 9:00am–4:00pm for in-person services without an appointment.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offering services over the phone and online only

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


Child Investigations, Protection and Welfare:  Services for abused or neglected children.  Welfare services for families experiencing truancy, family issues or minor parents.  Adoption services for state ward children.

Vulnerable Adult:   Assessment or Investigation of reported abuse or neglect of adults. Vulnerable Adult Reports: Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) 844-880-1574 staffed 24 hours a day.

Child Support:  Child support services for all eligible individuals.

Financial Support:  Financial and Food Support, Child Care Assistance, Minnesota Health Care Programs and Emergency Programs.  Go to mnbenefits.mn.gov  for financial assistance on-line applications

Child and Adult Mental Health:  Mental health services for individuals.

Chemical Health Services:  Services for individuals experiencing issues with chemical dependency.

Family Child Care:  Finding Child Care and Licensed Child Care Providers.

Family Child Foster Care, Traditional Adult Foster Care and Corporate Foster Care for Adults and Children:  Provide child care, adult and child foster care licensing services to individuals and families wanting to provide child care or foster care.

MnCHOICES:  Assessment for long term care, supports, and services.
Services for those over age 65:  Find resources to live successfully in the community.
Disability Services:  Information for those with developmental disabilities.


Food Assistance


624 Pacific Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Monday 8 am – 3:45 pm
Tuesday 8 am – 3:45 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8 am – 3:45 pm
Friday 8 am – 2 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



The Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) creates affordable housing opportunities and strengthens neighborhoods to sustainably achieve a quality living environment for all.

Kandiyohi County HRA
2200 NE 23rd Street, Suite 2090
Willmar, Minnesota
(320) 235-8637


Legal Aid

Mental Health Assistance

  (320) 235-4613


1125 6th St SE, Willmar, MN

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:
Tricia Appledom

2200 23rd ST NE
Willmar, MN 56201

Kandiyohi County Veterans Service Office provides assistance to Veterans and their dependents in obtaining any of a variety of benefits provided by the State of Minnesota and the Federal Government.