Renville County

Housing, food, employment, legal, veteran, addiction recovery and mental health resources available in the cities of Bird Island, Buffalo Lake, Danube, Fairfax, Franklin, Hector, Morton, Olivia, Renville and Sacred Heart 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


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


Renville County Government Services Center
105 South 5th Street, Suite 203h
Olivia, MN 56277

Monday through Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm

There are three primary areas within Human Services – Social Services, Child Support and Public Assistance.

The Social Service Unit provides the following services: Child Protection, Child Welfare, Child Care, Chemical Health Services, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Adult Services. The services primarily involve completing assessments or investigations, developing individual case plans, contracting for services and case management.

The Child Support Unit provides five major services to public and non-public assistance applicants, all with the purpose of assisting with child support collections. Services include paternity determination, parent location, support obligation establishment, enforcement, and distribution.

The Public Assistance Unit provides financial support to elderly, disabled and low-income residents of Renville County. It determines eligibility for public assistance programs such as General Assistance, Minnesota Family Investment Program, Diversionary Work Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Emergency Assistance, Emergency General Assistance, Minnesota Supplemental Aide and Group Residential Housing.

Food Assistance



200 South Mill Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

The Renville County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is committed to providing its residents with safe and affordable housing. If you or someone you know has low or moderate income and is looking for help with the cost of rent, the Renville County HRA/EDA may be able to help. Renville County offers two different programs; Housing Choice Vouchers (often time referred to as Section 8) allows housing clients to rent from a private landlord and a portion of the rent is paid directly to the landlord and Public Housing refers to living in a unit operated by the Housing Authority, they are located only in the communities of Franklin, Morton and Sacred Heart. Often times there is a waiting list for both programs.

Legal Aid

Mental Health Assistance


902 W Lincoln Ave
PO Box 84
Olivia, MN 56277

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:
Lee Stock

105 5th Street
Olivia, MN 56277

Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Veterans Services assists in obtaining federal and state veteran’s benefits, finding medical care at the various veteran’s administration hospitals, and transportation to the Minneapolis and St. Cloud Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers. Provides assistance in filing claims for service connections, and death and burial benefits.

If you would like more information on the programs and services available, please contact the Renville County Veterans Services office.